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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

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Newcastle upon Tyne, York
Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Frazer Mcdermott, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Frazer Mcdermott

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Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)


Frazer joined the Bar in 2004 having spent 16 successful years as a solicitor, advocate and family mediator practising both in the south of England and the north east. His practice was predominantly family work and he came to the Bar with specialisms in child care, high value ancillary relief work and international child abduction. He was for a number of years a member of the Law Society Children Panel and while a solicitor, he set up a local family mediation service. Since joining chambers he has built up a busy practice of care and matrimonial finance work and has regularly been instructed by a large number of local authorities, solicitors and guardians. He is generally regarded as a safe pair of hands and as someone with a high level of client care and empathy. He is instructed by the Official Solicitor. He appears frequently in the High Court and County Court dealing with care and adoption work. He has often appeared in the Court of Appeal. He was described by Munby J in a multi-handed care case of significant complexity as ‘one of a team of highly dedicated professionals’ and as ‘skilled dedicated and caring’. He has dealt with cases involving complex medical issues, infants with multiple injuries as well as death, and regularly represents parents with mental health problems. He deals with all areas of matrimonial finance cases. He has dealt extensively with high-value ancillary relief work and cases involving companies and family assets. Frazer accepts instructions in all aspects of family work from across the North of England.


Called 2004; Inner Temple.


Qualified family mediator and member of UK College of Family Mediators; NE Circuit member; Family Law Bar Association.


Northumbria University (1986 LLB (Hons)); solicitor of Supreme Court England and Wales.

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