Fred is a senior associate within the Public Law Department and International Crime Group. His clients have included businesses, trade associations, religious institutions, schools, education providers, charities, and private clients including high net worth individuals, and senior political and business figures.  He has worked on a range of public law challenges and matters including public inquiries; inquests; judicial review proceedings; tribunal appeals; defences against extradition requests and European Arrest Warrants; and applications to the European Court of Human Rights in relation to extradition and criminal proceedings.

Fred has advised individuals in connection with freedom of information requests and their rights under the data protection regime. He has also assisted companies and charities with compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. 

Fred’s judicial review work has included advising and assisting on judicial reviews against immigration authorities, regulators, and central government departments. He has also worked on judicial review matters connected to criminal proceedings.  

Fred has worked on extradition cases involving politically motivated prosecutions in foreign jurisdictions, cases with a multi-jurisdictional element, and accusations of high value fraud. He has worked on extradition and international protection matters for individuals from Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, India and the Middle East.

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