Francis is a partner in the firm with over 30 years of experience in the London (re)insurance market. Francis’s practice and experience covers a wide range of insurance and reinsurance sectors, mainly dealing with dispute, advice and overage 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/MGA’s and a range of reinsurances such as the excess of loss market .
He has a particularly successful practice dealing with Lloyd’s brokers E&O, and is currently advising Insurers with regard to coverholder/binder issues and problems as well as giving advice on the impact of the Insurance Act 2015.
His practice is well known in the London Market and International Arbitration arena, where he has run arbitrations in London, Bermuda, and the US and Europe. His dispute practice also includes significant London Commercial Court cases/disputes over the years.
Francis is listed in “The International Who’s Who of Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers”, “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Insurance Law work”. All of these publications are based on independent industry research.
Edwards Wildman – 2010 – 2014
Weightmans LLP – 2014 to February 2017