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Francis Mackie

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Francis has over 30 years of experience in the London (re)insurance market.  He joined Browne Jacobson in February 2017 as Partner based in the London office. 

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’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, a range of reinsurances such as marine excess of loss market and MGAs.  Over the years he has been involved in a wide range of contractual disputes involving these types of insurances/reinsurances. 

Over the years Francis has been involved in some of the most important and significant insurance and reinsurance cases and authorities that have been decided either by arbitration or the London Commercial Court. 

Francis has been described in Legal 500 (UK) as being “completely unflappable and is a central figure in the field of insurance and reinsurance disputes”.   Similarly, in Chambers & Partners Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers (UK), he is noted as “an extremely well-established figure on the insurance and reinsurance landscape”.  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  


  • Member of BILA (through Browne Jacobson)
  • Member of the Insurance Committee of the CLLS


  • Newcastle University – LLB

London: Insurance

Insurance and reinsurance litigation

Within: Insurance and reinsurance litigation

At Browne Jacobson LLP, ‘the overall level of service is excellent’ and the team ‘provides balanced, considered, high-quality advice on a very wide range of coverage’; its ‘combined business acumen is excellent and the lawyers are some of the best in field in the London market’. Jonathan Newbold heads the group, which comprises seven partners, 11 solicitors and four claims handlers. One of the firm’s leading partners for contentious insurance claims, he primarily acts on behalf of underwriters, from whom he has received instructions in connection with some very high-value and high-profile insurance work. ‘The strong and reliableColin Peck ‘exudes an air of authority and depth of knowledge without being overbearing’. For 25 years he has specialised in insurance and reinsurance policy coverage advice and related disputes involving the London and Lloyd’s market. Another key team member, Francis Mackie, has over 30 years of experience in the London (re)insurance market. These stand-out partners both arrived in early 2017, significantly strengthening the firm’s offering, and the team continued to grow with the December 2017 hire of professional indemnity specialist Ed Anderson from the London office of Beale & Company Solicitors LLP. Add to this recently becoming the London member of the Harmonie Group of insurance law firms and it can be seen as a firm with great ambition in the sector.

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