Adoption and Special Guardianship
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.
Law LLB (Hons) University of Sussex (2012)
BPTC Kaplan Law School (2013)
French – Proficient
British Sign Language – Basic
Family Law Bar Association
What our clients are saying
Chambers & Partners 2023
Paul Froud is an expert in public children law. He handles a range of cases, from those dealing with sexual abuse to neglect and non-accidental injury matters.
Strengths: “Paul is a fierce and very knowledgeable barrister.”
“Paul has always gone above and beyond on several of my cases and his client service is impeccable.”
“He works incredibly hard on cases and always goes the extra mile to provide excellent client care. He is very popular with professional clients and guardians for his practical and well-prepared approach.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
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  EWFC B25)