Francis is ‘recommended’ as “one of the best brain injury lawyers in the country” (Legal 500 2016) and has dealt with a significant number of high value claims, many resulting in seven-figure settlements. Throughout his personal injury career his interest has extended far beyond maximising compensation awards; one of his key concerns has been to enable the effective rehabilitation of clients.
Having developed an enviable network of professionals in the south east to support his clients in their recovery and improve their quality of life, Francis founded the Brain Injury Group (BIG) in 2011 and remains actively involved as Director of Training.
He is Vice-Chair of Headway East Sussex, a charity providing care, rehabilitation and support services at both a day centre and in the local community to those affected by brain injury. He is also a founder and Chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF), an active organisation promoting awareness and services for brain injury in the Sussex community.
Francis is an accredited member of the Head Injury Solicitors List, and a qualified mediator. He was previously awarded the National Lawyer Award for inspiration and innovation in the field of brain injury by UKABIF. He has written numerous articles on brain injuries and rehabilitation and regularly speaks at national conferences.
- £1.6m settlement for a foreign national who was hit by a car on the Seafront and taken back to her home country by air ambulance.
- £1.1m settlement for a passenger who was seriously injured in a Road Traffic Accident, sustaining a brain injury.
- £9m settlement for a child who suffered catastrophic injuries in a road accident as an infant.
- £multi-million settlement following one of the largest international air crashes in aviation history
What his clients say
“Francis supported me through the good and the bad and I feel I couldn’t have had a better lawyer who genuinely cares and wants what’s best for the client. He also helped me on a personal note when he could. Talking with Francis in person or by telephone was always a pleasure.”
“the words ‘Thank you’ are too small to express our gratitude to Francis and his team for what they have done.
Francis is a remarkable man with such understanding of head injuries, and his knowledge and insight has undoubtedly changed our life.”