Frank Abbott - Mediation

Frank Abbott  is well known for his powerful advocacy, his humanity and kindness and is extremely well liked for his consolatory and dignified approach to his duties to the court as well as being tenacious in the interests of the client.

Has long experience in resolving disputes and political issues at the bar in particular membership of the Bar Council fees committee helping to pioneer the introduction of the graduated fee system for legal aid.

Frank  qualified as an arbitrator 1994 and an ADR trained and accredited mediator in 1999.

Of the matters in which he has mediated,  all have come to a successful conclusion.



01962 868161


Year of call: 1972
  • He is the Legal Advisor to the Hampshire Association of Parish & Town Councils.
Areas of specialism:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Courts Martial
  • Criminal
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • BA (Nottingham)
  • Qualified as an arbitrator 1994
  • ADR trained and accredited mediator, 1999
Professional associations:
  • Western Circuit
Professional activities:
  • Frank’s interest in Animal Litigation sees him regularly giving lectures to the VAAJ.
  • As an active member of the Western Circuit he has been involved in advocacy training for pupils (trainee barristers) for a number of years.
  • He also lectures for the College of Law and other outside training organisations on advocacy.
  • For Netley Police Headquarters he gives courses to new recruits on matters of law and evidence gathering.
  • He has taught advocacy to barristers on the western circuit and abroad in Malaysia and Mauritius.
Outside Interests:
  • Frank enjoys travelling in France, the theatre including amateur dramatics, sport, wining and dining.