- Clerk Name: Rob Leonard
- Clerk Telephone: 01202 292102
- Clerk Email: [email protected]
Paul Froud is a barrister with a busy and diverse family law practice, with an emphasis on public law Children Act proceedings and a burgeoning private law children caseload. He joined 3PB in August 2023 from a specialist family law chambers.
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.
Reported cases include:
- Re Y (Leave to Oppose Adoption)  EWCA Civ 1287
- X and Y (Private Law – Change of Name – Termination of Parental Responsibility)  EWFC B24
- P (A Child), Re  EWCA Civ 720
- Re X  EWFC B25
Paul Froud is a prolific family law barrister who specialises in public and private law Children Act proceedings.
His practice has recently been focused on Public Law work, both complex and routine, as well as a diverse types of cases.
Paul also has a burgeoning Private Law caseload and has built a very strong practice with both reported and unreported cases that are typical of barristers of many more years call.
Typically, his caseload sees him appearing in cases of:
- Adoption and Special Guardianship
- Care Proceedings
- Child Arrangements
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 has an excellent eye for detail.”
“Paul is compassionate, pragmatic, measured and thoughtful.”
Chambers 2024/Family/Children/Midlands Bar
"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. 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 2023/Family/Children/Midlands Bar
"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."
"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.”
Chambers 2022/Family/Children/Midlands Bar
“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)