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 is a chancery one, with 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

    Andrew Francis features in EG Property Podcast ‘On the Case: Rights of Light in Beaumont v Florala’

    Andrew Francis features in the latest EG Property Podcast ‘On the Case’. This episode discusses the High... Read More

    News

    Restrictive Covenants and Freehold Land, Fifth Edition

    The Fifth Edition of Restrictive Covenants and Freehold Land is now available to purchase on LexisNexis.... Read More

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

    Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • His advice is concise and helpful.” “He’s incredibly knowledgeable and very able.

    Chambers & Partners, 2016

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

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

    Andrew Francis features in EG Property Podcast ‘On the Case: Rights of Light in Beaumont v Florala’

    Andrew Francis features in the latest EG Property Podcast ‘On the Case’. This episode discusses the High... Read More

    News

    Restrictive Covenants and Freehold Land, Fifth Edition

    The Fifth Edition of Restrictive Covenants and Freehold Land is now available to purchase on LexisNexis.... Read More