President's Message 2019

251st President Francis Montagu

251st President Francis Montagu


Francis Montagu is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He qualified as a solicitor in 1978. He joined Bennetts in 1989 becoming a partner in 1992. He is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and also of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

He has spoken at local and national seminars on agricultural matters. He specialises in complex property work and commercial transactions.

He is a lay reader in the Church of England.

President's message

I am very honoured to be President of the Society . For the last 30 years I have practised – and still practise – as a solicitor in Wrington , a few miles south of Bristol. Many of our clients and others with whom we come into contact are elderly. I am very aware of the importance to be sensitive to and aware of their needs having been involved in the Society’s work in the provision of extra care housing. The Anchor Society’s work in enabling people to live in their own homes means a huge amount to older people and their families.

I would like to pay tribute to Ros Kennedy; all aspects of the Society’s work  have flourished during her time as President , and to express my thanks to her , previous Presidents and members  for their support and encouragement, and last but certainly not least, to Richard Pendlebury and Catherine Watts

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