Frederick is a highly rated barrister with a track record of achieving exceptional results on both sides of the courtroom. Regularly instructed in complex and lengthy cases beyond his call, both at first instance and on appeal, he is scrupulous in his preparation, and regarded for his total command of the law. An engaging trial advocate, Frederick has excellent client care with an incisive approach, and is adept at managing and providing practical advice to large case teams.
Frederick has particular experience in serious fraud and cybercrime work, including in boiler room, vishing/phishing, mandate, duty evasion, Ponzi frauds, bribery, and in international money laundering cases. He is also regularly instructed in POCA work, appearing in high-value confiscation, restraint, and order enforcement proceedings.
Further, Frederick receives instruction in cases involving serious organised crime, including in drug importation, serious violence, and firearms supply, and much of which involves the prosecution or defence of multi-handed and lengthy cases.
In addition, Frederick has built up an impressive regulatory practice, in particular in proceedings relating to healthcare professionals. He frequently appears at inquests on behalf of individuals or NHS Trusts, including in complex Article 2 inquests involving the deaths of those under the care of mental health services or in state detention.
Moreover, he receives regular instruction on behalf of registrants appearing before, and appealing against, the decisions of, professional tribunals (see, for example, Wisniewska v NMC  EWHC 2672 Admin). Further, Frederick is regularly instructed to challenge, and advise upon, the decisions of various government bodies (for example, the Disclosure and Barring Service).
21 April 2022
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‘An erudite, unflappable and well-prepared junior.’ Legal 500 2022, Ranked as Leading Junior in Fraud
‘He is meticulous and will know the papers inside out. The extent of his preparation is impressive and he will never be caught under prepared.’ Legal 500 - 2021
‘Very personable, with a brilliant command of the law.’ Legal 500 - 2020
‘A junior with a bright future ahead of him.’ Legal 500 - 2020
‘He has excellent client care and an in-depth knowledge of regulatory law. This combination of skills and knowledge has proven to achieve remarkable results for clients.’ Legal 500 - 2021