Harriet Di Francesco > Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Marcus Taverner QC
Keating Chambers
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Harriet Di Francesco was called to the Bar in 2018 and became a tenant at Keating Chambers following successful completion of her pupillage. She is developing a busy practice specialising in construction, engineering, procurement and international arbitration.

Since accepting her offer of tenancy, Harriet has appeared regularly as an advocate in County Court hearings both at an interlocutory stage and at trial. Harriet has accepted instructions both as sole and junior counsel.  Most recently, Harriet successfully defended a major telecommunications provider in relation to a claim for engineer call out fees.

Harriet has experience in a range of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication, international arbitration and ADR. She has experience with many major standard form contracts including the JCT, NEC and MF/1. standard forms.

During her pupillage, Harriet participated in the 2019 Worshipful Company of Arbitrator’s Arbitration Competition where she was awarded Best Individual Advocate as voted for by both the tribunal and the participants. Prior to commencing pupillage, Harriet undertook a six-month traineeship at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris where she drafted ICC Court documents and assisted with the scrutiny of ICC Awards.


Called to the Bar 2018, Pupil – Keating Chambers 2018-2019, Barrister – Keating Chambers 2019


Italian (proficient)


University of Sheffield – BA History 2008-2011, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna, Italy and Washington DC – MA International Relations 2011-2013


Harriet is a qualified PADI Divemaster and goes on annual scuba-diving trips across the world. She enjoys rock climbing and regularly goes on outdoor sport climbing trips in the UK and other countries. She also enjoyed playing netball as part of the Keating netball team.