Shortlisted (only non-QC out of shortlist of eight) for 'Barrister of the Year' (The Lawyer magazine), 2016.

The Times 'Lawyer of the Week', May 2015.

Francis is a ‘leading election lawyer’ (the Daily Telegraph) who also specialises in other public law, commercial law and employment law.

In 2015 Francis, appearing against two Queen’s Counsel and following the longest election petition trial for a century, secured a High Court judgment that voided the election of Lutfur Rahman as Mayor of Tower Hamlets and found him and his election agent guilty of corrupt and illegal practices. Francis regularly appears in election petitions and in related proceedings, including political reputation management, and has a considerable advisory practice. He is currently advising one of the leading campaigners in the EU referendum.

Praise for Francis Hoar:

‘A complete tour de force… worthy of the admiration of the Court’.

Commissioner Richard Mawrey, QC (Erlam & Others v Rahman & Another (2) [2015] EWHC 1215 (QB))

Made ‘well reasoned’ submissions and ‘compelling analysis’.

Mr Justice Jay (Baxter v Fear & Others [2015] EWHC 3136 (QB) (Divisional Court)).

Francis is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public.

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