It was never likely that Francis would ever be involved in anything other than property. His brother, father, uncles and grandfather were, or are still, all builders / developers / investors so "bricks and mortar" are in his blood.
Property, and in particular commercial property, is his world. Francis has a deep-seated knowledge, experience and understanding of the property business which, as a lawyer, enables him to offer a particularly valuable and special service to his clients many of whom are major figures in that business.
When Francis finds time for anything else his family come first followed by the enjoyment of good company, food and wine, cycling (during which he says most of his best ideas germinate), skiing, shooting and other field sports.