Rob Francis > Dentons > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Rob is a senior associate in the Milton Keynes Dispute Resolution department. His practice covers a broad range of commercial dispute resolution work, with a particular focus on contractual claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, and claims in relation to fraud.

Rob focuses on resolving disputes quickly on favorable terms for his clients, whilst ensuring legal costs are minimized. He frequently acts on matters settled using mediation or using other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Rob has obtained successful results for clients in complex, commercial litigation claims. Examples include Davies v. Ford, Monks and Greenbox Recycling Kent Ltd [2020] EWHC 686 (Ch) and Ian Archer v. Nubuke Investments LLP and others [2014] EWHC 3425. Rob also acts on arbitrations and applications for injunctive relief, including freezing injunctions.

His experience covers disputes in a range of sectors, including the insurance and construction industries. He has completed two secondments to the National House-Building Council (the standard-setting body and leading insurance provider for new houses in the UK).

His practice also covers public inquiry work and he has acted for a party in relation to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Rob is also a solicitor advocate who can act on a dispute all the way up to, and including, trial. He has conducted the advocacy on numerous matters, including on multi-track litigation claims.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Dentons represents clients in various areas of law such as product liability, asset finance, professional negligence, franchising, fraud, data protection and construction. The team has a diverse clientele across sectors including banking, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, transport, retail and energy. The practice is well versed in alternative dispute resolution methods such as adjudication and arbitration. New team head Louisa Caswell joined from Addleshaw Goddard while James Fairbairn  is well-regarded for breach of contract matters. Tim Constable handles international disputes while Rob Francis covers public inquiry work. Sarah Rutnah is another experienced litigator.