Awards

Gray’s Inn: The Bacon Award (BPTC) (2018)
Gray’s Inn: The David Karmel Award (GDL) (2017)
BPP Law School: Career Guarantee Scholarship (2016)
Brasenose College: Academic Exhibition (2013)
University of Oxford: Gibbs Prize in English Language and Literature (2013)

Experience

Year of Call: 2020

Education

City Law School: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) – Very Competent (2020)
BPP Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – Distinction (2018)
University of Oxford: English Language and Literature, BA – First Class (2015)

Profile

Prior to commencing pupillage in January 2021, Frankie was a paralegal at 4PB for two-years. He assisted members of Chambers with a range of work across all family law specialisms including drafting, case preparation and legal research.

Before joining 4PB, Frankie worked as a family law paralegal at Seddons Solicitors. Frankie assisted on matters relating to the financial consequences of relationship breakdown and private children disputes. Additionally, Frankie worked as a family law paralegal at Freemans Solicitors, where he gained valuable experience in matters involving the international movement of children, and public children work.

Frankie also worked as a community youth advocate at a children’s rights charity, Just for Kids Law. His clients included young people within the care system, homeless young people, and clients involved in the youth justice system. He assisted in accommodating clients in local authority accommodation, and representing young people excluded from school at Governing Body hearings.

Frankie has experience giving advice to litigants representing themselves in financial remedy and children matters, having previously volunteered at a legal advice centre in East London. He also led Big Voice London’s 2017 ‘Model Law Commission’ project on no-fault divorce, which engaged young people with issues of law reform and encouraged access to the legal profession.

In his free time, Frankie enjoys running, rowing and baking.

Professional Memberships

The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Family Law Bar Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers