Fred joined 7KBW in September 2016, following the completion of his pupillage. Since then he has continued to develop his expertise, and gain experience, in a broad range of commercial work in line with Chambers’ specialisms. He has appeared in both the County Court and the High Court in his own right; has been instructed as sole junior in a 5-day high-value insurance arbitration; and has been instructed as part of a large counsel team in a multi-billion pound commercial fraud action.

During the first half of 2017, Fred completed two secondments in the litigation departments of prominent City law firms, specialising in shipping (both wet and dry) and commercial fraud respectively. In the first, he assisted on a large range of matters, including (amongst other things) performance claims, cargo damage, shipbuilding and construction, demurrage claims, force majeure, and issues surrounding unseaworthiness. In the second, he gained considerable experience in dealing with different types of fraud action, principally in the context of drafting and legal analysis.

Fred is delighted to accept instructions in any type of commercial dispute, whether alone or being led.