Fred has built up a busy practice in all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, insurance and reinsurance, international trade and carriage of goods, professional negligence and shipping disputes. He is regularly instructed in a wide range of heavy commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is used to appearing on his own (including in the High Court) as well as working as part of a multi-counsel team.
Recent led work has included four separate multi-million pound civil fraud actions, two of which resulted in lengthy commercial court trials; a 5-day high-value insurance arbitration; a section 68/69 shipping appeal under the Arbitration Act 1996; and a series of hearings relating to a worldwide freezing order. Alongside his practice, Fred has also completed a number of secondments in the litigation departments of prominent City law firms, giving him widespread experience and insight into how commercial litigation is conducted on a day-to-day basis. These have ranged from a large shipping and commodities department to a firm specialising in complex commercial fraud.
Fred is delighted to accept instructions in any type of commercial dispute, whether alone or being led.