Frederick Lyon

Frederick Lyon

  • Called in 2012

Clinical Negligence

Frederick is often instructed on behalf of claimants in clinical negligence cases and has particular expertise in the field of dental practitioners’ negligence.

Recent cases have included an action against an uninsured dentist who had been struck off the register. The case required consideration of issues surrounding disclosure of records where the engagement of the medical practitioner is limited and the obtaining of a freezing injunction to avoid assets within the UK being disposed of before the claim could be met. The matter concluded at trial in the Claimant’s favour with a six figure sum awarded to Frederick’s client.

Frederick has also recently been involved in cases arising out of the negligence of optometrists, physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons.

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

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If you would like to instruct Frederick Lyon or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at

For more information about our clerking team, please click here for the clerks page.

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.