Ivor Frank

Year of Call: 1979

Notable Cases

  • Counsel to Thelen Marrin Johnson & Bridges of San Francisco

    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.

  • Member of Parliamentary Group for children in care

  • Member of Family Justice Reform committee

  • 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.

  • 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

Publications and Lectures

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)


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