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.

More information

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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