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 three decades. He is the author, and also the co-author of text books on covenants, rights of light and private rights of way.

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court joins ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes as a Community Partner

    Serle Court is delighted to announce its partnership with the ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes community.  Our members of chambers are recommended... Read More

    News

    #SerleShare - Judgment in The Incorporated Trustee of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit etc. v Antill & Antill [2020] EWHC 3466 (Ch)

    On Wednesday 16 December judgment was handed down in the matter of The Incorporated Trustee of the Congregation of the Holy... Read More

  • Events

    Simon Gore Property Law Conference 2021

    Location: Online Read More

    Events

    PBA Conference - Property Development: obstacles, restrictions and pitfalls

    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.

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,High Court and in the appellate courts on all those matters as well as boundaries, easements and adverse possession.

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

In the Press

'On the Case: Lessons for developers from Supreme Court’s Alexander Devine ruling.'  Estates Gazette podcast, November 2020.

'On the Case: Rights of light in Beaumont v Florala' Estates Gazette Podcast, March 2020

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court joins ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes as a Community Partner

    Serle Court is delighted to announce its partnership with the ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes community.  Our members of chambers are recommended... Read More

    News

    #SerleShare - Judgment in The Incorporated Trustee of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit etc. v Antill & Antill [2020] EWHC 3466 (Ch)

    On Wednesday 16 December judgment was handed down in the matter of The Incorporated Trustee of the Congregation of the Holy... 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