Hamish Common > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Gray\'s Inn Square


Hamish Common practises in all areas of crime, tending towards more serious or organised crime. Hamish’s scientific background means he is frequently instructed in cases concerning fraud, IT and with a numerical, technical or scientific element. He also undertakes regulatory and disciplinary proceedings.

Hamish is a CPS level 3 advocate and is on the Unified List of specialist regulatory advocates for health and safety and environmental law, as well as on the CPS specialist RASSO panel and the Fraud panel at level 3. He is also instructed by several medical and financial professional regulators.

As well as undertaking cases of murder, public disorder, drugs, sexual offences and other crime, Hamish has prosecuted insolvency and related offences on behalf of BIS, environmental offences on behalf of the Environment Agency, defended complex cash forfeiture applications, and has advised individuals and government departments (within and outside the UK) upon fraud, money laundering and IT related crime.

Hamish was previously seconded to the SFO (specialising in restraint and confiscation), Office of Fair Trading, FCA and various departments of the CPS, including Homicide and RASSO. Hamish has degrees in computing and economics. At University and in pupillage, Hamish won several major advocacy and essay competitions.


Called 2003; Lincoln’s Inn.


German (basic)


Criminal Bar Association.


Imperial College, London (2000 BEng Computing); City (2002 – 3 CPE & Bar); Birkbeck (2015 MSc Economics); Kalisher Essay Prize winner 2004