Profile

Frank has an extensive practice in criminal and civil law, including



negligence fraud, landlord & tenant and animal welfare.







He is well known for his powerful advocacy, his humanity and kindness



and is extremely well liked for his consolatory and dignified approach to his



duties to the court as well as being tenacious in the interests of the client.  He has long experience in resolving disputes and political issues



at the bar in particular membership of the Bar Council fees committee helping



to pioneer the introduction of the graduated fee system for legal aid. Of the



matters in which he has mediated, all have come to a successful conclusion.







Expertise







CRIMINAL







In crime his work covers



the whole range of serious offences, both for defence solicitors and the Crown



Prosecution Service in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. He is a senior



Jury Advocate and has been involved in some of the major and more newsworthy



trials on the Western Circuit and in London.







INQUIRIES AND INQUESTS







Recorder of the Crown Court since 1991, and qualified Arbitrator & Mediator.  He



lectures for the College of Law and other outside training organisations on



advocacy teaching advocacy to barristers on the western circuit, in Malaysia



and Mauritius. For Netley Police Headquarters he gives courses to new recruits



on matters of law and evidence gathering. Frank’s interest in Animal Litigation



sees him regularly giving lectures to the VAAJ.







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QUALIFICATIONS:







BA (Nottingham)







Qualified as an arbitrator 1994







ADR trained and accredited mediator, 1999







PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:







Western Circuit







PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:







Frank’s interest in Animal Litigation sees him regularly giving lectures



to the VAAJ.







As an active member of the Western Circuit he has been involved in



advocacy training for pupils (trainee barristers) for a number of years.







He also lectures for the College of Law and other outside training



organisations on advocacy.







For Netley Police Headquarters he gives courses to new recruits on



matters of law and evidence gathering.







He has taught advocacy to barristers on the western circuit and abroad



in Malaysia and Mauritius.







OUTSIDE INTERESTS:







Frank enjoys travelling in France, the theatre including amateur



dramatics, sport, wining and dining.



  

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