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Hamish Fraser

Call 2021

Criminal Regulatory & Environmental

Hamish is developing an environmental, criminal regulatory, and health & safety practice. He has appeared as sole counsel in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court, including in regulatory proceedings and driving cases. Hamish was instructed in the following matters:

  • Environment Agency v South West Water Limited [2023] (awaiting judgment): a long-running Environment Agency prosecution of a water company concerning a series of alleged illegal water discharge activities and contraventions of environmental permits (led by Dominic Kay KC and Malcolm Galloway)
  • Reeves v Reeves & Curnock [2023] EWHC 73 (Ch): representing the claimant in these quasi-criminal contempt of court proceedings in relation to allegedly false statements made in previous proceedings. Useful guidance provided by the court on the test for permission to bring committal proceedings.

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  • Buchanan Prize for outstanding performance on the BPTC (Lincoln’s Inn, 2020)
  • Advocacy Scholarship (BPP, 2019)
  • Tancred Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn, 2019)
  • Winner, the Crowther Shield for public speaking (Lincoln’s Inn, 2019)
  • Winner, the Crown Office Mooting Competition (2018)
  • The Janet Quigley Prize for Middle English studies (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 2016)




  • BPTC (Outstanding), BPP
  • GDL (Distinction), City University
  • English Language & Literature (First Class), University of Oxford

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