Year of call 2014

Frida Dahlqvist

Practice Areas


Frida was called to the Bar in 2014 by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. She studied LLB Law (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London and LLM Law at University College London, before completing the Bar Course at BPP Law School (now BPP University) in Holborn, London. Frida joined Chambers in October 2017 after having successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Moira Ashton – Walsh and Kathleen Hayter.

Frida is instructed in both Public and Private family law proceedings. 

Frida has experience of public law cases involving:

• Serious injuries to children (such as skull fractures, rib fractures and fractured limbs);
• Sexual abuse of children;
• False allegations of abuse;
• DOLs Orders;
• Secure Accommodation Orders;
• Forced Marriage;
• Chronic neglect;
• Substance misuse;
• Vulnerable parents; and
• Parents with learning difficulties

Frida has been led by senior counsel James Cleary in a case involving induced/ fabricated illness and more recently by senior counsel Louise Sapstead in a case involving the death of an infant.

Frida has experience of private law cases involving:

• Parental alienation;
• Domestic & international relocation;
• Parental mental health;
• Substance misuse;
• Domestic abuse & coercive control; and
• Sexual abuse

As noted in recent testimonials and legal directories, Frida is experienced not only in representing vulnerable clients, but also in effectively cross-examining vulnerable witnesses including children. Frida has completed the FLBA’s Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training.

Frida has developed a reputation as highly effective and approachable Counsel, who works collaboratively with her professional clients to ensure continuity and efficiency from the issuing of proceedings through to their conclusion. Frida is skilled in giving forceful and necessary advice to lay clients whilst being empathic and supportive. Her style of advocacy is thorough, forensic and impactful.

Legal 500 2024
Family: Children & Domestic Violence Ranked: Tier 3

Chambers & Partners 2024
Family: Children – Band 3
“Frida is very compassionate with clients and is a calm but effective advocate.”

Legal 500 2023 – Child Law (Public and Private) Ranked: Tier 3
Frida’s forensic attention to detail is second to none and really shines through in complex cases, particularly with a medical element. She is empathetic and thoughtful in working with clients, which makes them feel confident and well represented.”

Legal 500 2022 – Child Law (Public and Private) Rising Star Ranked: Tier 1
Frida has a calm, unflappable and approachable manner that is a strength when working with both professional and lay clients.’ ‘Frida has a keen eye for detail which has been an asset in complex care proceedings cases concerning factitious illness and allegations of sexual abuse.

Frida moved from Sweden to the UK in 2006 to undertake her legal training. Frida’s electives in her LLB Law (Hons) included Public International Law, International Human Rights, Use of Force in International Law and Media Law. Frida’s dissertation explored children’s rights and children’s status as national and international citizens.
Frida’s LLM Law was focused on International Human Rights Law, Gender Law and the State, Children’s Rights, Legal Aspects of Education and International Human Rights of Women. Frida’s dissertation addressed children’s rights with a focus on the position of the girl-child, undertaking a feminist critique of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Frida has also worked as a Consultant for CRIN (Child Right International Network), carrying out research into child specific legal aid clinics in the UK and internationally, a project aiming to create an international network of clinics and a guide for how they should be run. Frida previously carried out Pro Bono work for the same organisation researching the effects of Payment by Results policies on children and children’s rights.

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