A former solicitor and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Fraser’s practice is focused on commercial litigation and arbitration. He is also experienced in judicial review cases, typically involving highly-regulated businesses and professionals, and in pensions-related litigation.  

He is recommended in Chambers UK 2018 (Administrative & Public Law). He was also one of Legal Week's 2017 'Stars at the Bar' (top 12 commercial litigation barristers under 10 years' call). Fraser was recommended as a "truly exceptional junior" with an intellect that is "utterly outstanding". 

Fraser is Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel), and in 2016 was appointed a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee.

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Commercial

Fraser’s commercial practice draws on his previous experience as a commercial litigation solicitor with Clifford Chance LLP. He regularly appears in the Queen’s Bench Division (especially the Commercial Court) and Chancery Division (including the Companies Court), both as sole counsel and with a leader. 

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Arbitration

Fraser regularly appears in domestic and international arbitrations, under a variety of different arbitration regimes. 

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Public & Regulatory

Fraser has considerable experience of judicial review claims and statutory appeals brought by highly-regulated businesses and professionals, particularly in the energy and health/life sciences sectors. He is a past Vice Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and in 2014 was appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel).

He is recommended in Chambers UK 2018 (Public & Administrative Law).

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Pensions

Fraser’s pension law practice draws on his broader experience of contractual, public law and employment law disputes. He has recently advised a number of leading companies, as well as pension trustees and trade unions, on matters such as pensionable pay capping (a topic on which he spoke at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of Pension Lawyers).  

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Achievements

Education

MA (Oxon)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford (2005 – 2012, and 2013 to present)
  • Hunt Prize for Advocacy (Gray’s Inn, 2011)
  • Phoenicia Scholarship (Bar European Group, 2011)

Other relevant experience

Fraser studied law at Pembroke College, Oxford and the University of Leiden, Netherlands. As a student he was President of the Oxford Union (where he is now a trustee) and European Debating Champion, and on graduating was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. In 2008 he was the youngest of ten solicitors profiled in The Times as ‘Future Stars of the City’. He is co-author of The Law of Political Donations (Wildy & Sons, 2012) and former Vice Chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association.  

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