Adam initially trained as a Barrister and is now a Consultant Solicitor. He has worked with some of the leading Legal 500 firms.
He advises and represents private and legally aided clients in the Criminal and Civil Courts covering:
• White-collar Crime and Regulatory law,
• General Crime, and
• Civil Litigation.
Adam has a wealth of experience in white collar and regulatory crime and defending prosecutions brought by SOCA, Economic Crimes Units, HMRC, DWP, the Environment Agency and Trading Standards amongst others.
He has developed an expertise in fraud offences, specialising in confiscation proceedings and restraint orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. His cases involve substantial success in reducing the amount of confiscation ordered after criminal trials.
Recent notable criminal cases
R-v-Z & others (2012) A very high cost case (VHCC)
Described as “the largest commercial fraud prosecuted in the UK” costing Virgin Media an estimated £144 million a year. Adam was part of a defence team whose client was acquitted.
R-v-S & others (2013)
A large conspiracy to supply drugs case. Adam obtained a very lenient sentence for his client.
R-v-F & others (2013)
A customs case concerning the export of Khat (Qat), allegedly amounting to $2.6 million, into America and Canada and involving multi-jurisdictional agencies such as US Homeland Security, the FBI, Special Branch and HMRC.
As a result of Adam’s and Counsel’s negotiations with the prosecution team, on the day of trial, of the 8 defendants charged, 4 had all charges dismissed and the remaining only pleaded guilty to one count instead of five which meant that they spent no time in prison and no confiscation orders were sought against them.
Adam successfully represented this client, who was previously represented by a different solicitors firm, in his sentence for fraud, at his sentencing and confiscation proceedings, as a result of which this client was able to keep his overseas assets from being confiscated.
Adam is defending a client charged with Trade Mark Offences.
A complex, multi-national fraud and money laundering case, with an estimated value of £1.6 million. Trial is estimated to last for 3 months.
R-v-A and Others (2015-ongoing)
A large conspiracy to supply drugs case.
R-v-O and others (2015-ongoing)
A Multi-handed HMRC and Local Authority fraud.
R-v-AD  EWCA Crim 2184
Appeal allowed – The Sentencing Judge had erred in concluding that this matter fell within a higher range of category 2 offending. There was significant mitigation on behalf of the appellant. Sentence reduced to one of 9 months imprisonment from 15 months.