Nigel Hamilton QC

Nigel held a National Service Commission in the Royal Engineers (Survey Department) serving abroad. Until 1968 he practised in London in the chambers of George Bean Q.C. (later Mr. Justice Bean) at 1 Temple Gardens. In 1968, he moved to Bristol for family reasons and built up a considerable civil practice (Unions and insurees) and criminal (DPP & C & E) practice across the board.

In 1981, Nigel took silk. Since then he has continued his mixed practice in which large criminal defence cases predominate, in the South West, London, the North of England and the Isle of Man. He has sat as a part-time Judge in the County Court and is a governing Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Nigel’s specialist areas include; Crime, Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, Commercial Litigation, Chancery, Contract, Product Liability, Professional Discipline and Negligence, Clinical Negligence, Defamation, Insurance, Licensing, and Fraud. 1


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit
  • Inner Temple


R v KR Electoral fraud
R v DG Rape
R v CW Attempted murder
R v MB Murder