Frederick Lyon

Frederick Lyon

  • Called in 2012

Personal Injury

Personal injury forms the majority of Frederick’s practice. His work is approximately divided equally between Claimants and Defendants. He is instructed on cases proceeding on the fast and multi-tracks. Frederick is instructed at all stages of proceedings, from interim applications and CMC’s through to trials. He appears in court on a near daily basis.

Frederick provides advice on quantum, liability and tactics either following pre-trial conferences or on the papers. He has recently been instructed to provide advice and draft pleadings on a number of matters exceeding a six figure value. He is particularly sought after in cases where fraud or fundamental dishonesty is alleged.

As a result of his previous career as an outdoor instructor Frederick maintains a particular interest in accidents arising out of participation in supervised high risk or ‘extreme’ sports. He has recently advised on cases involving scuba diving, skiing and horse riding. He is often instructed to advise on jurisdictional issues where accidents have occurred abroad.

Frederick is happy to consider conducting appropriate cases on a CFA basis.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • British Association for Sport and the Law
  • Education Law Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Education & Qualifications


  • BPTC, City University, London
  • GDL, City University, London
  • BA (Hons.), Social and Political Sciences (SPS), Pembroke College, Cambridge


  • Prince of Wales Scholar, Gray’s Inn
  • City University Essay Prize in Tort


Risky Business: Challenges and Changes in the Assessment of the Standard of Care Owed to Participants in Supervised ‘Extreme’ Sports, Gray’s Inn Student Law Journal, 2012.

Farrar’s Building case law updates in personal injury, insurance and employment law.

Personal Interests

Frederick enjoys outdoor sports, particularly skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering when time allows.