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Marcus Francis joined the firm in 2001 from the commercial property department of City firm Ashurst. He has considerable experience in all aspects of commercial property work including the acquisition, letting and disposal of properties for investors and occupiers as well as advising on the management of investment portfolios and lending secured on properties.
His clients include commercial and residential developers, investors, corporate occupiers, high street banks, public bodies, farmers and the owners of landed estates.
Marcus is recognised in the Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession as a “Band 1” real estate lawyer.
"Marcus has been an ongoing support to our business for a number of years. He has worked with us through some extremely quick and challenging property acquisitions, as well as handled difficult landlords and provided myself with excellent guidance and support throughout. With his expert knowledge he has helped mitigate risk for our business but worked in a solution driven fashion to achieve our goals with us and consistently done so in a calm and professional manner. We consider FSP as a trusted partner in our property advice and I would highly recommend them to others."
S Roberts, Whistl
"Marcus is one of the most client-focused lawyers I have met. Marcus is always quick to respond, yet considered and very commercial in the advice he provides."
L Brown-Hovelt, WSH Limited
Marcus regularly writes articles on property-related legal matters. Here is a selection of his recent articles: