Ivor Frank

Called in 1979


Breakdown Britain (state of nation)
Breakthrough Britain (reform proposals)
Couldn’t Care Less (children in care law reform)
Completing the Revolution (Mental Health Law reform)


Called in 1979

Bar Human Rights since 1990
Bar Free Representation Unit since 1979
Centre for Social Justice since 2007
Advisor to Home Office on International child Abduction and Forced Marriages
Parliamentary Group for Children in Care since 2000
Parliamentary Group Care Leavers Voice established in 2013 Every Child Leaving Care Matters
Trustee of Frank Buttle Trust 2005-2010
Trustee of Rees Foundation 2013


Holland Park School
University College London (LLB 1978)
Inns of Court School of Law (1978-9)
Called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn (July 1979)
Georgetown U. Washington DC (LLM 1981)

Vocational training 1979-80

(a) Criminal Law : chambers of Attorney-General Geoffrey Thomas Q.C
(b) Civil Law : chambers of Solicitor General Sir Ian Percival Q.C.

Internationally experienced litigator, legislative and commercial policy advisor

Of Counsel to US Attorneys Sidley & Austen advising on US antitrust and EEC competition law 1981-2

Professional private practice as a Barrister based in London England 1982-2013



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Overview To illustrate the strength and quality of Chambers’ family team, Ivor Frank, an expert in family and human rights law, has been appointed by the Home Secretary as a panel member on the National Child Abuse Enquiry.  See links below....

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Overview Members of Chambers have experience in a range of Regulatory and Disciplinary cases as advocates and as Tribunal members. Our members routinely offer compliance advice in respect of financial markets, licensing, health and safety, housing, planning,...

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Overview Church Court Chambers prides itself on being able to draw upon a broad range of experience in relation to international law, with members of chambers having acted and advised in a wide range of jurisdictions in both civil and criminal matters. In recent years...

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Overview The civil team at Church Court is able to draw on a wide range of knowledge and experience in dealing with all forms of civil and commercial disputes. Alongside our expertise as court room advocates, we offer full advisory services, both written and oral,...



International Experience

Counsel to Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges of San Francisco in (insurance coverage litigation and arbitration)

Counsel to Sidley & Austen of New York and Chicago (antitrust/competition issues)

Counsel in attendance at Senate Confirmation Hearings on Appointment of Special Attorney General for Antitrust

Counsel to Amnesty International (human rights litigation)

Counsel to Dene Nation at United Nations (human rights conflict resolutions)

UK Civil Law

Numerous family law cases in public law child protection and care proceedings, private law ancillary relief , domestic violence , international child abduction

Member of Parliamentary Group for children in care.
Member of Family Justice Reform committee

In Re Asbestos Coverage Cases (presenting US Insurance industry in litigation against Lloyds of London –”LMX Spiral”)

Atlantic Capital v Johnson (£100m “share ramping” allegation)

Bank of Angola v Kojo (multi million pound Anton Pillar fraud)

UK Criminal

Defence :

R v Ludford & Ors (alleged multi-million pound excess fare frauds successfully defended)

R v Smith (multi-million pound advance fee fraud successfully defended)

R v Goff (alleged perverting course of justice in civil proceedings-successfully defended)

R v Sansom (£100M drugs importation)

R v B (murder by poisoning –successfully defended )

R v C (multiple murders by stabbing –successfully defended)

Prosecution :

Counsel for Scotland Yard, Civil Aviation Authority, Port of London Authority , Serco