Frederick has a busy practice spanning all areas of chambers’ work, including commercial, EU/competition and public law. He has appeared in a range of courts, up to and including the Supreme Court, and, drawing on his substantial experience as an academic lawyer, advises on all aspects of private law, especially on complex matters relating to unjust enrichment and remedies.
Present cases include Test Claimants in the Franked Investment Income Group Litigation, which was heard by the Supreme Court in February 2020 and will return to the Supreme Court later this year, and Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse International, a claim in the Commercial Court alleging bribery of over US$1 billion.
He was previously an academic at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of All Souls College. He has published widely on a range of subjects and taught, for example, graduate seminars in commercial remedies and restitution of unjust enrichment. His work has been cited before the United Kingdom Supreme Court, as well as numerous other courts worldwide.
As a tenant, Frederick has, among numerous other instructions, acted for the defendant in RAKIA v Azima, which raised accusations of fraud and illegal hacking; for the seventh to tenth defendants in Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse International, a substantial claim brought by the Republic against financial and commercial institutions; for the third defendant in Terre Neuve SARL v Yewdale, a multi-million pound fraud claim; and Onfido in Onfido v Blockchain, a claim before the Commercial Court.
Frederick also acts alone in a number of matters, both in the County Court and the High Court, including a forthcoming action for breach of contract worth nearly £1 million.
As a pupil, he assisted in a range of commercial matters, including:
Frederick is presently instructed for the NKT entities, defendants in Vattenfall v Prysmian, a follow-on damages claim in the Commercial Court arising out of the power cables cartel.
As a pupil, Frederick assisted on EU and competition matters ranging from follow-on damages to an action for annulment before the Court of Justice of the European Union. The cases he assisted on included:
Frederick recently acted pro bono in the First-Tier Social Security Tribunal, bringing a successful claim to guardian’s allowance: the claim was brought under the Human Rights Act, s.3, with the relevant legislation being found to be non-compliant with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
As a pupil, Frederick assisted on the following public law matters:
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