Frederick Lyon

Frederick Lyon

  • Called in 2012

Sports Law

Frederick has an interest in accidents occurring in the course of both competitive and non-competitive sports. Following his previous work as an outdoor instructor and expedition leader he has a particular focus on injuries sustained in ‘extreme’ sports, both at home and abroad. Frederick has recently been instructed to advise on accidents occurring in the course of football, rugby, rock climbing, skiing, scuba diving and horse riding.

Frederick maintains an interest in disciplinary tribunals arising out of competitive sports and is keen to further develop this aspect of his practice.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • British Association for Sport and the Law
  • 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.