Nick Hawkins

Nick served in the Royal Navy until 1999, in both sea and shore appointments. He qualified as a barrister whilst serving and his final appointment before retiring as a Commander was as the first Naval Prosecuting Authority.

Nick then spent 15 years as a Chief Crown Prosecutor, mainly in the south of England, personally prosecuting every type of case from murder to minor motoring offences. He was the CPS national lead on sports matters and worked on international sports tournaments in the UK and abroad.

Nick completed his public sector career as Chief Executive of the Legal Ombudsman before embarking on a portfolio career providing training, advice and review work in the UK and criminal justice advisory work overseas. He is a member of Normanton Chambers and sits on a number of professional discipline tribunals.

Nick studied PPE at Lincoln College Oxford, graduating in 1981. He returned to studying in later life gaining an LLM in Sports Law and Practice from De Montfort University in 2019.