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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 is a highly rated barrister with a track record of achieving exceptional results on both sides of the courtroom. Regularly instructed in complex and lengthy cases beyond his call, both at first instance and on appeal, he is scrupulous in his preparation, and regarded for his total command of the law. An engaging trial advocate, Frederick has excellent client care with an incisive approach, and is adept at managing and providing practical advice to large case teams.

Frederick has particular experience in serious fraud and cybercrime work, including in boiler room, vishing/phishing, mandate, duty evasion, Ponzi frauds, bribery, and in international money laundering cases. He is also regularly instructed in POCA work, appearing in high-value confiscation, restraint, and order enforcement proceedings.

Further, Frederick receives instruction in cases involving serious organised crime, including in drug importation, serious violence, and firearms supply, and much of which involves the prosecution or defence of multi-handed and lengthy cases.

In addition, Frederick has built up an impressive regulatory practice, in particular in proceedings relating to healthcare professionals. He frequently appears at inquests on behalf of individuals or NHS Trusts, including in complex Article 2 inquests involving the deaths of those under the care of mental health services or in state detention.

Moreover, he receives regular instruction on behalf of registrants appearing before, and appealing against, the decisions of, professional tribunals (see, for example, Wisniewska v NMC [2016] EWHC 2672 Admin). Further, Frederick is regularly instructed to challenge, and advise upon, the decisions of various government bodies (for example, the Disclosure and Barring Service).

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Panel Appointments

  • Serious Fraud Office - Panel B
  • General Crime: Grade 4
  • Fraud Specialist Panel: Grade 4
  • 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


71 years for organised crime group

21 April 2022

Frederick Hookway, instructed as led junior by the Serious Economic Organised... Read More

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