Ed is a leading property junior with expertise in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant. With a solid grounding in insolvency law and practice, he also specialises in property-related insolvency matters, together with professional negligence litigation arising from property transactions.
He combines an intellectual rigour and sharp analytical mind with a commercial and practical approach to problems. Noted for both his written and oral advocacy, his practice is litigation-focused but he also frequently advises on transactional matters and issues arising on prospective developments.
He is diligent and hardworking, always conscious of clients’ needs and deadlines. A strong believer in the role of the Bar in providing pro bono services in appropriate cases to meet the gap left by the withdrawal of civil legal aid, he is a reviewer for Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) – and has run the London Marathon to fundraise for the organisation.
In 2020, Edward Francis was appointed Deputy Master of the Chancery Division.