Frederick Lyon

Frederick Lyon

  • Called in 2012

Credit Hire

Frederick is regularly instructed both for Claimants and Defendants to deal with road traffic accidents with elements of credit hire. He is often instructed to advise on evidence and tactics or conduct trials in such cases. He is familiar with all arguments commonly raised in credit hire cases including enforceability, need, period and rate. He has been instructed to draft training manuals for solicitors and other advocates in respect of these issues. Frederick is regularly involved on the multi-track in large claims involving the hire of prestige vehicles or taxi claims where hire has exceeded £50,000.

Although Frederick’s work is divided approximately evenly between Claimant and Defendant he has previously been instructed by a credit hire company to draft generic documents and provide advice on tactics in cases worth a combined total in excess of £4 million. Frederick’s work resulted in bulk settlements being achieved in respect of the vast majority of cases. He is particularly sought after where the enforceability of credit hire contracts is in issue.

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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

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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.