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. Frederick is instructed at all stages of proceedings, from interim applications and CCMC’s through to trials. He appears in court on a near daily basis.

Recent cases have included:

  • Acting for the claimant in a case brought under the Animal’s Act for serious facial and dental injuries sustained when kicked by a horse in the course of employment
  • Acting for a defendant motorist in a case involving serious orthopaedic injuries caused in a collision with a pedestrian. In a split trial the claim was dismissed on the basis that no liability attached to the motorist
  • Acting for the claimant in a fatal accident claim proceeding in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court following a high speed road traffic accident
  • Acting for the claimant in a large claim for chronic pain (fibromyalgia). Frederick successfully obtained a significant settlement having been involved in the claim from the outset
  • Acting for a defendant motorist in a large (£40,000) credit hire claim with a counter-claim for significant personal injury and traumatic brain injury. At a split trial the claim was dismissed and judgment was given in favour of the defendant/part 20 claimant.
  • Successfully obtained two findings of fundamental dishonesty in a single week while acting for Defendants in fast track cases where LVI was alleged
  • Acting for a major airline in a case brought under the Montreal Convention. Frederick was able to obtain a drop hands settlement after advising in conference and assisting in the drafting of correspondence

Frederick provides advice on quantum, liability and tactics either following pre-trial conferences or on the papers. He is particularly sought after by Defendants in cases where fraud or fundamental dishonesty is alleged.

Frederick has a familiarity with cases in the Travel Law sphere and is regularly instructed to appear in court or draft pleadings on behalf of Claimants and Defendants in cases brought under the Package Travel Regulations, Montreal or Athens conventions.

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 rock climbing, scuba diving, skiing and horse riding. He is often instructed to advise on jurisdictional issues where such accidents have occurred abroad.

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

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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.