• An impressive junior operating across the full spectrum of Chambers’ fields of expertise; Fraser Coxhill is smart, diligent and an excellent advocate.

    Corporate & Financial Crime

    Fraser Coxhill has cultivated a practice in financial crime that includes advisory work, compliance and criminal prosecution and representation. His experience is of all stages of the criminal process from pre-charge through to confiscation, restraint, forfeiture and appeal. He has knowledge of financial regulation and has worked in cases involving the most serious financial prosecuting entities.

    Crime

    Fraser Coxhill has enormous experience of general crime, often serious and high profile in nature. He is sought after as a led junior and sole counsel by both the prosecution and the defence and at every stage of proceedings. He is smart, astute, enormously likeable and a great advocate.

    Regulatory

    Fraser presents cases on behalf of disciplinary bodies and represents individuals facing allegations in connection with their conduct and competence, particularly in the spheres of law enforcement, medicine and healthcare. He is detailed in his preparation, unfailing in his commitment and his knowledge and application of the law, is impressive.

    Public Law

    Fraser Coxhill has used the skills he has gleaned from criminal and professional regulatory fields and applied them to the Public Law arena with great effect. He has experience of inquests, Public Inquiries and of Privy Council appeals. Fraser is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to represent the CPS at the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, formerly the “Goddard Inquiry”).

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2021: Crime - Band 6

    Legal 500 2019: Crime - Tier 3

    'A confident and thoughtful advocate who deals well with cantankerous judges.' Chambers UK Crime (2021)

    ‘His work includes challenging cases for the CPS as well as private defence.’ Legal 500 Crime 2019

    Appointments

    • CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor
    • General Medical Council approved counsel

    Professional Memberships

    • ARDL
    • British Association for Sport and Law
    • Health and Safety Lawyers Association

    Education History

    • BVC
    • LLB (Hons) - First Class

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    Recent Cases

    • Represented former Fines Officer of City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with fraud.  Acquitted.

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    • Fraser Coxhill was instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales in the successful defence of a service Police driver trainer charged with 16 offences including speeding. For more information please see BBC article here. 

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    • Fraser Coxhill instructed as sole counsel for the prosecution of three serving Guardsmen in the British Army in respect of a series of armed robberies in south London.Two soldiers from the famous military regiment that guards the Queen took part in a stri...

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    • Fraser Coxhill was instructed as Led Junior (By Alexandra Felix) in prosecution of a former Police Sergeant for theft of cash and personal belongings from deceased and estates.The case has been reported in the press. 

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    • Crispin Aylett QC leading Fraser Coxhill instructed in the prosecution of an 18 year old drill rapper charged with Murder.The case was widely reported in the press and can be accessed here: BBC, Sky News and ...

    • Fraser has been instructed as junior counsel to represent the CPS at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse formerly the “Goddard Inquiry”.

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    • Tom Kark and Fraser Coxhill prosecuted the company for Health and Safety Offences and Mike Holland and Grant Oakes for Gross Negligence Manslaughter.

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    • Prosecuted defendant charged with “one punch” murder (Central Criminal Court).

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    • Presented case on behalf of the GMC against doctor who entered the UK Ebola Screening Centre with Nurse Pauline Cafferkey.

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    • Led-junior in eight-handed murder trial. Part of a team prosecuting 16 counsel (Central Criminal Court). 

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    A junior with experience of a wide range of roles and fields within the practice area of corporate and financial crime, Fraser Coxhill has a wealth of knowledge that places him uniquely well in this market.

    Overview

    Fraser Coxhill has cultivated a practice in financial crime that includes advisory work, compliance and criminal prosecution and representation.  His experience is of all stages of the criminal process from pre-charge through to confiscation, restraint, forfeiture and appeal.  He has knowledge of financial regulation and has worked in cases involving the most serious financial prosecuting entities.

    Experience 

    Fraser’s experience in financial crime is impressive; his roles have been varied and his experience broad.  He has recently enjoyed being part of a small specialist QEB Hollis Whiteman team that provided on-site advice to the global financial crime division of an international bank in relation to compliance matters. He has also recently been instructed by the FCA to provide criminal strategic advice on one of the first criminal investigations and prosecutions the FCA has opened into potential breaches of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

    Fraser advises and appears on behalf of the HMRC in proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal (Tax).  These involve factually complex allegations of missing trader intra-community fraud (MTIC).

    He has experience of serious health and safety breaches, recently prosecuting a Managing Director, Site Foreman and Company for Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Health and Safety offences.  The prosecution was on behalf of both a specialist CPS unit and the HSE.

    Fraser regularly appears in cases involving Trading Standards offences. His experience ranges from successfully defending a tradesman charged with offences arising out of a rogue trader-style television programme, to prosecuting on behalf of a local authority an individual charged with offences concerning his possession of about 25,000 tablets used to treat erectile dysfunction.  Fraser has been a regular contributor to the publication Trading Standards Today.

    Fraser has experience of all stages of the financial crime process.  He has been involved during investigation pre-charge, at trial, confiscation and appeal.  Fraser is expert in all aspects of confiscation, restraint and forfeiture proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).

    Notable Cases

    Brent and Harrow Trading Standards v AD (2015)
    Prosecuted defendant charged with trademarks offences in connection with the sale of counterfeit Sennheiser headphones.

    Recent Cases

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  • A junior often singled out for praise, Fraser Coxhill is technically and strategically superb bringing an abundance of experience and adversarial expertise.

    Overview 

    Fraser Coxhill has enormous experience of general crime, often serious and high profile in nature.  He is sought after as a led junior and sole counsel by both the prosecution and the defence and at every stage of proceedings.  He is smart, astute, enormously likeable and a great advocate.

    Experience

    Fraser has considerable experience of defending and prosecuting in the criminal courts at all stages, across a wide variety of offences, often serious and high profile in nature and regularly alongside Treasury Counsel.

    In the field of serious organised crime, Fraser conducts cases involving complex legal and evidential issues including murder, corruption, kidnap, human trafficking, conspiracy to supply class A drugs, money laundering and fraud.

    Alone, Fraser has appeared in multi-defendant trials concerning serious offences such as rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, conspiracy to supply controlled drugs, and possessing firearms with intent to endanger life. 

    As led junior, Fraser has particular experience of sensitive issues surrounding probe and telephone cell-site evidence, The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, public interest immunity and cases involving the use of covert human intelligence sources. 

    Fraser is committed to undertaking pro-bono work.  He completed a United States death row internship in Arizona, and has assisted in advising on potential Privy Council appeals.

    For six years, he was responsible for Chambers' pupil advocacy training programme

    Notable Cases

    R v Bagnall & Or's (2015)
    Two convicted in the ‘biggest ever insider trading trial’; Mark Ellison instructed by the FCA to prosecute.

    R v T (2015)
    Represented defendant charged with rape. Acquitted.

    R v A & Or's (2015)
    Led junior defending in seven-handed murder. Acquitted.

    R v S & Or's (2014)
    Led junior on behalf of CPS Special Casework prosecuting six defendants charged with the armed robberies of small businesses.

    R v R (2014)
    Represented former Fines Officer of City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with fraud.  Acquitted.

    R v B and others (2013)
    Led junior representing former police officer charged with importing 110kg cocaine.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2021: Crime - Band 6

    Legal 500 2019: Crime - Tier 3

    'A confident and thoughtful advocate who deals well with cantankerous judges.' Chambers UK Crime (2021)

    ‘His work includes challenging cases for the CPS as well as private defence.’ Legal 500 Crime 2019

    Recent Cases

    • Represented former Fines Officer of City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with fraud.  Acquitted.

    • Fraser Coxhill was instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales in the successful defence of a service Police driver trainer charged with 16 offences including speeding. For more information please see BBC article here. 

    • Fraser Coxhill instructed as sole counsel for the prosecution of three serving Guardsmen in the British Army in respect of a series of armed robberies in south London.Two soldiers from the famous military regiment that guards the Queen took part in a stri...

    • Fraser Coxhill was instructed as Led Junior (By Alexandra Felix) in prosecution of a former Police Sergeant for theft of cash and personal belongings from deceased and estates.The case has been reported in the press. 

    • Crispin Aylett QC leading Fraser Coxhill instructed in the prosecution of an 18 year old drill rapper charged with Murder.The case was widely reported in the press and can be accessed here: BBC, Sky News and Read more

    • Tom Kark and Fraser Coxhill prosecuted the company for Health and Safety Offences and Mike Holland and Grant Oakes for Gross Negligence Manslaughter.

    • Prosecuted defendant charged with “one punch” murder (Central Criminal Court).

    • Led-junior in eight-handed murder trial. Part of a team prosecuting 16 counsel (Central Criminal Court). 

    News

    • Alexandra Felix & Fraser Coxhill prosecute large scale immigration conspiracy

      Home Office employee and solicitor amongst four defendants convicted after three-month trial understood to be one of the biggest and most complex cases of its kind.  The defendants conspired to facilitate over 400 individuals illegally present in the UK o...

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  • A recognised junior in the field of professional discipline, Fraser Coxhill continues to impress those he works for and against.

    Overview

    Fraser presents cases on behalf of disciplinary bodies and represents individuals facing allegations in connection with their conduct and competence, particularly in the spheres of law enforcement, medicine and healthcare.  He is detailed in his preparation, unfailing in his commitment and his knowledge and application of the law, is impressive.

    Experience

    Fraser has broad experience presenting and defending at various tribunals spanning the medical, legal, security and transport industries.

    In 2014 Fraser assisted the legal advisory team at the General Medical Council.  He has since been on their list of approved counsel and regularly presents at the MPTS on their behalf, often in complex cases and on occasion against Queen’s Counsel.  He has experience of interim orders reviews, conviction cases, and FTP hearings.

     Fraser also has considerable experience in other professional disciplinary proceedings having been instructed to advise and appear on behalf of: Police officers via the Police Federation of England and Wales; the Security Industry Authority; the General Dental Council; the Nursing and Midwifery Council; Nurses (via the Royal College of Nursing); the General Social Care Council (as was); the General Optical Council; solicitors appearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal; and HGV drivers appearing before Traffic Commissioners.

    Fraser regularly appears in cases involving trading standards offences. His experience ranges from successfully defending a tradesman charged with offences arising out of a rogue-trader-style television programme, to prosecuting on behalf of a local authority an individual charged with offences concerning his possession of about 25,000 tablets used to treat erectile dysfunction.  Fraser has been a regular contributor to the publication Trading Standards Today.   

    Fraser frequently provides training sessions to various organisations on aspects of law and procedure, most recently delivering a seminar on obtaining best evidence to the GMC in-house legal team in Manchester.

    Notable Cases

    GMC v Dr K (2015)
    Presented case on behalf of GMC following Dr K’s conviction for possession of a large number of indecent images. 

    Brent and Harrow Trading Standards v AD (2015)
    Prosecuted defendant charged with trademarks offences in connection with the sale of counterfeit Sennheiser headphones.

    NMC v A (2014)
    Represented nurse facing allegations concerning the death of patient.  No impairment found.

    Solicitors Regulation Authority v MK (2013)
    Represented solicitor before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

    Recent Cases

    • Presented case on behalf of the GMC against doctor who entered the UK Ebola Screening Centre with Nurse Pauline Cafferkey.

    News

    Articles

    • Preparing for remote hearings: Planning ahead to avoid pitfalls

      The outbreak of Covid-19 has put a sharp focus on video link hearings in legal proceedings, and has greatly accelerated their use. The Coronavirus Act 2020 has expanded the use of remote hearings in the criminal courts. Over the Easter weekend,The Times r...

  • Recognised as a fantastic junior, Fraser Coxhill has developed knowledge and experience of inquests and inquiries.  His sensitive approach and total commitment to a case, places him well in this field.

    Overview

    Fraser Coxhill has used the skills he has gleaned from criminal and professional regulatory fields and applied them to the Public Law arena with great effect.  He has experience of inquests, Public Inquiries and of Privy Council appeals.  Fraser is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to represent the CPS at the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, formerly the “Goddard Inquiry”).

    Experience

    Fraser has used his considerable experience of defending and prosecuting in the criminal courts to expand his practice into public law, including inquests and inquiries.

    He provides advice and representation in relation to all features of the inquest process including pre-inquest issues such as disclosure, juries, ambit and the application of Article 2 of the ECHR.  His experience includes representing the interests of: a prison chaplain following a death in custody; the owners of a children’s home following the death of a resident; and the family of a soldier killed in Iraq on behalf of the Royal British Legion.  

    Fraser has now applied his skillset to Public Inquiries.  He was recently instructed as junior counsel to represent the CPS at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, formerly the “Goddard Inquiry”.  Fraser also assisted Sir David-Calvert Smith with the review of the Iraqi Historical Allegations Team (IHAT) for the Ministry of Defence. The independent inquiry, commissioned by the Attorney General in April 2016 and chaired by Sir David reviewed, amongst other things, the current practice and processes of the IHAT and made a number of suggestions and recommendations for change.  

    Fraser is committed to undertaking pro-bono work.  He completed a United States death row internship in Arizona, and has assisted in advising on potential Privy Council appeals.

    Notable Cases

    Lance Corporal David Wilson (2012)
    William Boyce QC and Fraser Coxhill represented the family of Lance Corporal David Wilson who died in 2008 as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head while on a military base in Iraq.  Following the three-day Inquest, the Coroner found that there was no evidence, even on a balance of probabilities that LCpl Wilson intended to take his own life. The Coroner returned an open verdict.

    Recent Cases

    News

    Articles

    • Preparing for remote hearings: Planning ahead to avoid pitfalls

      The outbreak of Covid-19 has put a sharp focus on video link hearings in legal proceedings, and has greatly accelerated their use. The Coronavirus Act 2020 has expanded the use of remote hearings in the criminal courts. Over the Easter weekend,The Times r...