Crime, Business Crime, Professional Discipline

Adam defends and prosecutes in the criminal courts and various regulatory tribunals – as sole junior, led junior, and leading junior.

He is committed to the highest standards of advocacy, client care and written work. He has a keen eye for advantageous legal argument, prides himself on offering clients clear and well-considered tactical and strategic advice, and above all enjoys fighting cases with well-planned cross-examination and carefully considered speeches.

He also offers serious expertise and experience in the area of Legal Professional Privilege, having performed a number of substantial Privilege reviews as Independent Counsel. He has been instructed by, among others, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Police and a US firm representing a Global 100 company under investigation by the SFO. He has worked both on his own and as the leader of a team of other barristers.

He has lectured widely – to institutions such as the Police, Trading Standards Officers and the Young Fraud Lawyers Association – on a variety of subjects including RIPA surveillance and the technical and legal aspects of cryptographic currencies such as Bitcoin.

Criminal trials

The majority of Adam’s experience over the last ten years has been in Criminal trial work, having defended and prosecuted across the full range of offences, including murder, rape, supply of firearms, kidnap, arson, drugs, bomb-hoaxing, money-laundering, blackmail, assault, Public Order, misconduct in public office, Data Protection, dangerous driving, trading standards, and Housing Act offences.

In 2009-2010 Adam practised as a defence attorney in the Cayman Islands, where his trials included fraud, murder and rape.

Fraud / Business Crime

Adam is a member of the Serious Fraud Office “B” Panel and has wide experience in this area. Recent trials have included insurance fraud, banking fraud, and fraud against charities.

He has a detailed knowledge of Confiscation and Asset Forfeiture under POCA, and has advised companies and public bodies on their liabilities under Acts such as the Data Protection Act and RIPA.

Court of Appeal

Reported cases:

R v Abbas Uddin [2011] EWCA Crim 2695

Appeal against conviction: Counsel complimented for “coherent and conscientious written argument [and] attractive oral argument”

R v Aron Pask [2011] EWCA Crim 2010

Reduction in sentence for conspiracy to rob.