Francis Kean joined McGill and Partners as a Partner in February 2020. He was formerly at Willis as an Executive Director of FINEX Global having joined in 2010. Prior to that Francis was a Partner with the UK law firm Barlow Lyde and Gilbert LLP. He brings 25 years of experience as a litigation lawyer specialising in professional indemnity, financial institutions and directors and officers liability in the London insurance market. He was responsible for the launch of DARCstar, the first broker derived primary D&O form and the only D&O wording to win the Insurance Innovation of the Year Award.
Whilst in private practice, Francis handled a wide variety of claims both for insurers, insureds and has considerable experience of drafting policies and advising all parties in connection with coverage issues. He has handled disputes ranging from the defence of large, international claims against professionals to multi-jurisdictional coverage disputes. He has edited a book on D&O liability insurance published by The Insurance Institute of London.