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 kindnessand is extremely well liked for his consolatory and dignified approach to hisduties 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 helpingto 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.  



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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.



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.


 


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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