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Specialist areas
Adoption and Special Guardianship
Care Proceedings
Child Arrangements
Wardship

Profile
Paul has a busy and diverse family law practice, with an emphasis on public law Children Act proceedings. He acts for parents, local authorities, guardians and interveners and has appeared at all levels of the Family Court and the Court of Appeal. Paul’s practice includes cases involving non-accidental injuries, FII, neglect, substance misuse, mental health, physical & sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

Paul is qualified to accept instructions, in suitable cases, on a Direct Access basis.

Education
Law LLB (Hons) University of Sussex (2012)
BPTC Kaplan Law School (2013)

Languages
French – Proficient
British Sign Language – Basic

Memberships
Family Law Bar Association
Middle Temple

What our clients are saying
Chambers & Partners 2021
An expert in public children law who represents local authorities, parents and guardians. He handles a range of cases, from those dealing with sexual abuse to neglect and non-accidental injury matters.

Strengths: “He is hard-working and has the ability to understand and grasp cases and to advocate the key issues with great skill.” “Paul is down-to-earth, practical and sensible. His position statements are always extremely accurate and persuasive. He fights his client’s corner and is not afraid to make waves where it is appropriate to do so.”

“I particularly singled out Mr Froud for his efforts. […]. In cross-examination and in submissions he did all he could to argue her case, fairly and with sincerity.”
HHJ Vincent, Family Court at Oxford (Re X [2018] EWFC B25)

Cases
Re Y (Leave to Oppose Adoption) [2020] EWCA Civ 1287

X and Y (Private Law – Change of Name – Termination of Parental Responsibility) [2021] EWFC B24

P (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 720

Re X [2018] EWFC B25

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