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Frederick Hookway

‘He is meticulous and will know the papers inside out. The extent of his preparation is impressive and he will never be caught under prepared.’Legal 500 - 2021

Call 2011

Practice Profile

Frederick principally prosecutes and defends in cases of serious fraud and money laundering. Frederick is sought-after for his incisive approach in even the most complex of cases. He prides himself on combining rigorous preparation with practical advice.

He has considerable experience for his call having appeared in a number of lengthy and complex cases alleging serious fraud and cybercrime. This has included cases relating to ‘boiler room’ frauds, vishing/phishing, mandate frauds, duty evasion, ‘Ponzi’ schemes, and international money laundering.

Frederick is also experienced in POCA proceedings having dealt with high-value confiscation orders, restraint proceedings, and order enforcement.

In addition to fraud, Frederick is regularly instructed in cases of serious crime involving organised criminal networks. He has experience in cases of sophisticated drug importation, gang violence, and the supply of firearms.

Frederick has considerable experience in proceedings relating to healthcare professionals and organisations.

He is regularly instructed to act in inquests, both on behalf of individuals and NHS Trusts. He has experience in complex Article 2 inquests, particularly those involving those under the care of mental health services and prison deaths. He is often chosen for jury inquests given his considerable experience as a jury advocate.

He also acts on behalf of registrants before professional tribunals. He has particular experience before the Nursing and Midwifery Council where he appears in serious and technical cases.

His experience includes successful appeals to the High Court: Wisniewska v NMC [2016] EWHC 2672 (Admin).

He is also instructed in ancillary matters such as appeals against disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. He has also advised on judicial review in relation to the decisions by the DBS.  

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Panel Appointments

  • Serious Fraud Office - Panel B
  • General Crime: Grade 3
  • Fraud Specialist Panel: Grade 3
  • Serious Crime Specialist Panel: Grade 3
  • Counter Terrorism: Grade 3

Prizes & Awards

  • Lord Denning Scholarship - Lincoln's Inn
  • Megarry Scholarship - Lincoln's Inn
  • Buchanan Prize - Lincoln's Inn


  • King’s College London (Law LLB) - First Class Honours
  • SOAS (Law LLM)- Distinction 
  • College of Law (BPTC)- Outstanding

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