Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


Mr Nick Hawkins

  • Role Title: Visiting Professor
  • Address: Ravelin House, Ravelin Park, Portsmouth, PO1 2QQ
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Nick was initially a prosecuting barrister with the Royal Navy, then Chief Crown Prosecutor  of  CPS Hampshire and later  CCP of CPS Wessex. His last position was as CCP of CPS Direct.  Following a year as Chief Operating Officer with the IPCC he is currently the Chief Executive at the Legal Ombudsman.

Nick made a particular mark in steering closer and more proactive relations between the CPS and the police, and in developing prosecution policy around sporting events.