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Frederick Simpson

Call 2018

Frederick is an in-demand junior practising primarily in construction, insurance, professional liability, product liability and property damage. He is ranked as a leading junior in professional liability, as up and coming in insurance, and is a co-editor of Emden’s Construction Law.

Frederick advises and represents clients in litigation, arbitration, adjudication and other forms of dispute resolution, on paper and on his feet, at first instance and on appeal. He has experience of working as a junior on very heavy cases, having been instructed in two of the largest pieces of group litigation in recent years (The Ingenious Litigation and The NOx Emissions Group Litigation); equally he has significant experience as sole counsel conducting applications, interlocutory hearings, single and multi-day trials, and appeals. He is an experienced cross-examiner of both lay and expert witnesses. He is regularly instructed in the early stages of a claim, often pre-action, to assist in setting the overall strategy and preparing correspondence and pleadings.

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  • MA Philosophy (Cantab)
  • GDL, BPTC (University of Law)
  • Academic Scholar, Christ’s College Cambridge
  • ‘Best Junior Officer’ Sword, Irish Guards
  • Lord Brougham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Debating Shield, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn




  • PNBA
  • SCL
  • ACIArb


“Freddy is very hard-working and has a great demeanour. Freddy’s drafting is exceptionally clear and easy to follow.”

Legal 500, 2024

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