Andrew Francis


Year of Call: 1977

“Highly recommended, particularly in the fields of restrictive covenants, rights of light and land ownership disputes.”

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

Andrew’s practice has an emphasis on real property law. He 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 these areas of law in the last two decades. He is the author, and also the co-author of text books on covenants, rights of light and rights of way.

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Andrew Francis discusses the Supreme Court judgment in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45

    #SerleShare – Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing... Read More

    News

    On the Case: Lessons for developers from Supreme Court’s Alexander Devine ruling

    Chris Stoner QC and Andrew Francis dissect the recent Supreme Court decision in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust... Read More

  • Events

    Rights to Light, Simon Gore Conferences

    Location: Online Read More

    Events

    Practical Property Litigation in our first Covid Winter

    Location: Online via Zoom Read More

  • Very knowledgeable, approachable, helpful and always willing to go out of his way to assist.

    Chambers & Partners
  • His advice is concise and helpful.” “He’s incredibly knowledgeable and very able.

    Chambers & Partners

Education & Qualifications

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

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Property Bar Association

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

A Master of the Bench of Lincoln’s Inn

Associate Tenant at Trinity Chambers, Leeds.

Appointed in October 2020 to be a Member of the Metropolitan Police Research Ethics Committee.

VAT Number

333297652

Notes

Specialist in Rights of Light, Restrictive Covenants, Party Walls and land development agreements to secure clawback, or overage. Also advises and conducts litigation in registered land disputes, in the First tier Tribunal, Property Chamber and in the County Court and High Court on matters such as boundaries, easements and adverse possession.

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

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Andrew Francis discusses the Supreme Court judgment in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions Ltd [2020] UKSC 45

    #SerleShare – Following the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust v Housing... Read More

    News

    On the Case: Lessons for developers from Supreme Court’s Alexander Devine ruling

    Chris Stoner QC and Andrew Francis dissect the recent Supreme Court decision in Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust... Read More

  • Events

    PBA Conference - Property Development: obstacles, restrictions and pitfalls

    Location: Online via Zoom Read More

    Events

    Rights of Light - The Clinic

    Location: Online, via Zoom Read More