Francis has over 30 years experience in the London (re)insurance market. His practice is well known in the London Market and International Arbitration arena, where he has run arbitrations in London, Bermuda, the US and Europe. His dispute practice also includes significant London Commercial Court cases/disputes.
Francis covers a wide range of insurance and reinsurance sectors, mainly dealing with dispute, advice and coverage issues, with particular experience in energy, professional indemnity, political risks/contract frustration, commercial property, financial institutions/D&O, pharmaceutical/product liability, contingency risks, binding authorities, marine excess of loss market and MGA's. Over the years he has been involved in a wide range of contractual disputes involving these types of insurances/reinsurances.
Francis is noted in the current edition of Legal 500 (UK) as being "completely unflappable and is a central figure in the field of insurance and reinsurance disputes". Similarly, in the current edition of Chambers & Partners Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers (UK), he is noted as "an extremely well-established figure on the insurance and reinsurance landscape." Francis is listed in 'The International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers and Super Lawyers'. All of these publications are based on independent industry research.
Francis is also included in the latest edition of ‘Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom’ for Insurance Law work.