Fenwick Elliott LLP

Anthony Francis

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Practice Areas

Tony specialises exclusively in construction and energy law and related matters and advises in relation to dispute avoidance, dispute resolution and procurement for a broad range of both domestic and international clients. Tony is ranked amongst the top construction solicitors in the UK. Tony deals with all aspects of complex multi-million pound claims handling and management and gives advice with regard to claims resolution strategies including where necessary, negotiation, mediation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and High Court proceedings. Tony regularly advises on PFI disputes and advises on large scale civil and process engineering projects including marine, nuclear, rail, road, water, waste to energy, onshore and offshore wind farms and oil and gas pipelines. Tony also advises on all industry standard and bespoke forms of contract and sub contract including FIDIC, JCT, NEC, ICE and I Chem E.

Professional Memberships

Member of Technology and Construction Solicitors Association, Society of Construction Law, Adjudication Society, London Court of International Arbitration and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. Tony is a trained adjudicator, is on several industry panels and regularly advises on all aspects of adjudication. He is also a centre for dispute resolution trained mediator and has used mediation to resolve many disputes, including multi-party, multi-million pound cases.


Tony has an honours law degree from Sheffield University. Trained at Beale and Company, he qualified in 1987. He joined Fenwick Elliott in October 1990, becoming partner in 1992.


Tony contributes articles to various trade publications.


Lives in London. Enjoys sport, cinema and travel.