Frank Feehan QC

"A High Court performer of the first water. He always finds interesting angles of arguments and causes problems for the other side". Chambers and Partners
Call: 1988
Silk: 2010
0207 936 1500

Frank was called to the Bar in 1988, became a Recorder in 2006 and took silk in 2010. Until February 2016 he was Head of Chambers at 42 Bedford Row. Frank is ranked in Band 1 for family law silks in Chambers directory and also features in the Legal 500 as recommended in family law.

His expertise in family law has taken him to the Supreme Court on a number of occasions.  Frank is ranked Band 1 in Chambers and Partners Directory.  Contributors to the Directories say of Frank that:

“..just wonderful in every way; he’s creative, a master strategist and highly approachable”

“A fine advocate particularly on appellate work, he is a really bright man with an eye for a good point of law” 

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Family Law, including matrimonial finance, children, Court of Protection
  • Clinical Negligence, in particular in relation to paediatric care.
  • Criminal Law where related to children
  • Inquiries and inquests

Recent notable cases

International children cases: He was in the Supreme Court in the cases of Re N (Adoption: Jurisdiction) [2016] UKSC 15 [2016] 1 FLR 1082 and Re LC (Reunite: International Child Abduction Centre Intervening) [2014] UKSC 1 [2014] 1 FLR 1486.

Human Rights: He appeared in the Supreme Court in Re A (Sexual Abuse: Disclosure) [2012] UKSC 60 [2013] 1 FLR 948 and in the landmark case of Re B (Care Proceedings: Appeal) [2013] UKSC 33 [2013] 2 FLR 1075.

Financial cases: He appeared in the Kremen v Agrest series o cases: e.g. Kremen v Agrest (Financial Remedy: Non-Disclosure: Postnuptial Agreement) [2012] EWHC 45 (Fam) [2012] 2 FLR 414; and in Traversa v Freddi [2011] EWCA Civ 81 [2011] 2 FLR 272 which clarified the availability of MFPA part III proceedings in EU cases. He is due to lead Deepak Nagpal in 2017 in the appeal in the case o f JS v RS [2015] EWHC 2921 (Fam); [2016] Fam. Law 16 on the proper approach of the Court in short marriage cases.

Frank has a substantial practice in complex medical cases and in historic sexual abuse cases. His particular expertise in public law cases in in the area of head injury, see, e.g. Re M (Fact-Finding Hearing: Injuries to Skull) [2012] EWCA Civ 1710 [2013] 2 FLR 322