Andrew Francis


Year of Call: 1977

“persuasive and compelling advocate with a natural gift for explaining complex areas of law to the lay client”

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Andrew’s practice is a chancery one, with an emphasis on real property law. He has developed and is recognised as a leading authority on the law of restrictive covenants affecting freehold land, and on the law of rights of light.  He has been instructed in many of the major cases in rights of light in the last decade.  He is the author, and also the co-author of text books on covenants, rights of light and rights of way.  

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018

    The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak - Real Property

    The latest edition of SerleSpeak is now available to download on the newsletters section of the website. This edition focuses... Read More

  • Events

    Property Law

    Location: Serle Court Read More

    Events

    Property Law - Southampton

    Location: The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton Read More

  • “erudite professional with a deep knowledge base”

    Legal 500
  • “clearly the go-to barrister for rights of light work”

    Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

Oxford University (Keble College) 1973-1976. First Class Honours in Jurisprudence 1976. M.A. (1998).

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists
Pyramus & Thisbe Club (Party Wall Surveyors Society)
Former member of Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee
Appointed to the Independent Scientific and Technical Advice Register (ISTA) (Ministry of Defence)
Former member of Law Commission’s Advisory Board on Rights of Light Remedies Reform
Master of the Bench of Lincoln’s Inn

VAT Number

333297652

Notes

Specialist in Rights of Light, Restrictive Covenants, Party Walls and land development agreements to secure clawback or overage.

Authorised by the Bar Standards Board to accept instructions under the Public Access rules.

Awards

Chambers UK

Ranked - Leading Barrister

The Legal 500

Leading Individual

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018

    The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak - Real Property

    The latest edition of SerleSpeak is now available to download on the newsletters section of the website. This edition focuses... Read More

  • Events

    Property Law

    Location: Serle Court Read More

    Events

    Property Law - Southampton

    Location: The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton Read More