Marcus Francis

About Marcus Francis

Marcus heads the property teams at FSP and looks after a number of the firm’s most significant property clients. He deals with high value landlord and tenant transactions, investment and development acquisitions and disposals, complex secured lending work and strategic land transactions.

Marcus is one of only a handful of property lawyers in the Thames Valley to be in Band 1 of the Chambers and Partners UK Lawyers rankings.

"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, Head of Legal, WSH Group of Companies
Marcus is listed as a Leading Individual in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 Directory.
“He always ensures we are kept up to date and deals with the work quickly and efficiently.”
"He is a pillar of the real estate community in Reading."
"Marcus is very practical and commercial. He provides good client care and oversight."
"He takes a commercial approach, weighs pros and cons, explains the situation and provides solutions."
"He is efficient, accurate and proficient at problem solving."
"Marcus is an exceptionally commercial real estate lawyer who takes a pragmatic view whilst dealing with difficult real estate transactions for us and understands our objectives and tailors his service to us to suit those. He is always available to run an issue past and never fails to work in a timely and efficient manner, which is often required."
"He knows his audience - he doesn't overcomplicate a transaction and can break it down into layman's terms."
"A standout practitioner."
"Very commercial and committed to swift and effective client delivery."
"Fantastic and a close and trusted advisor."
"Impressive lawyer who is commercial, pragmatic and pleasant to deal with."
"Marcus Francis is an excellent property lawyer and head of the real estate team at FSP. His advice is highly regarded and communication skills strong. He maintains a broad business network and consistently looks for opportunities to collaborate and make mutually beneficial introductions."
"Marcus Francis in particular as leader of the team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his profession. Fast, efficient work and has a detailed eye – which has uncovered issues others have missed. He also takes time to guide less experienced members of our team who need to learn more about the legal side of property lending."