Adrian has a national practice that sits well with Public Law. His practice covers all aspects of regulatory law, professional misconduct, financial misfeasance and criminality.
He has the ability to understand and distil the most complicated cases, and then to explain and persuade with the advocacy skills of an established silk.
He undertakes advisory work for individuals or organisations upon a regular basis. He understands the financial and factual implications of any legal advice or decision.
He is regularly asked to advise upon and conduct Judicial Review.
Adrian is confident in a broad spectrum of tribunals; Professional Tribunals, Regulators, Inquests and Inquiries. He has an established appellate practice both in the High Court and Appeal Court.
Adrian prides himself upon his relationship with his clients, both lay and professionals. He accepts direct access work.
Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple
Vice Chairman of the Anglo Thai Society
Member of the International Committee of the Inner Temple
Governor of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation
Trustee of the Thomas White Charity
Ranked as a Tier 1 leading silk in Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing, Inquests and Inquiries, and Crime – “ a great tactician”.
Legal 500 2020
Ranked in Professional Discipline and Crime - “Adrian is a first-class barrister, who has an innate sense for the right tactical approach to a case and a magical touch with juries and tribunals”, “Charming to deal with and clearly knows his stuff”, “A highly regarded silk”
Chambers UK 2020
Ranked as a Tier 1 leading silk in Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing, Inquests and Inquiries, and Crime
Legal 500 2019
Ranked in Professional Discipline and Crime - “ He prepares thoroughly and is able to steer a case in a client’s favour and avoid pitfalls.”
Chambers UK 2019
Ranked in Professional Discipline and Crime - He is tactically astute, reassuring with clients and has a magic touch with panels and juries”,” He is really excellent, incredibly collaborative and helpful”, “His depth of experience and knowledge is very vast indeed. You have the confidence he will do what needs to be done in a timely fashion”.
Chambers UK 2018
Ranked as a Tier 1 leading silk in Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing, Inquests and Inquiries, and Crime - ‘Experienced in complex regulatory matters.’, “provides sound advice that can change a strategy for the better.”
Legal 500 2017
Inquest of Averil Hart
Representing the University of East Anglia in relation to a death of a student who had an eating disorder.
Birmingham City Council
Advised Birmingham City Council how to prevent a firm of solicitors from creating unwanted claims for housing disrepair in breach of the Solicitors Conduct Rules.
Conducted the judicial review against the Chairman of the Police Appeals Tribunal for dismissing an appeal.
Successfully challenged by threat of Judicial Review a CPS decision to disclose adverse findings against a serving police officer thereby damaging her career.
Successfully represented a police officer sued for fathering a child with an animal rights activist whilst under cover.
Southern Water v TM Plant Hire
Successfully halted the regulatory prosecution of a firm alleged to have polluted the water system.
Represented a crematorium in its dispute with the Ministry of Justice about its construction.
Represented Carlisle Borough Council seeking the revocation of the licence of a taxi driver charged with sexual assault on a passenger.
Represented the Prosecution in the Court of Appeal on if the IPP regime was compatible with Convention Rights.
Represented a major haulier for Amazon in proceedings before the Traffic commissioner seeking to revoke their operating licence.
Coughlan v NCA
Represented Mr Coughlan seeking to commit a serving officer of the NCA to prison for contempt of court for dishonesty in a proceeds of crime hearing. The case was the first of its type. It involved an analysis of the alleged criminal financial misconduct.
Advised Mr Pavlov who was the alleged assassin by poisoning regarding participation in the Inquest of the high profile death of Russian businessman Alexander Perepilichnyy
Advised the Chief Constable of Warwickshire on the Judicial Review of officers charged with misconduct and later successfully defended one of those officers.
Defended 2 senior News International Journalist\s charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office as part of Operation Elveden.
In the Matter of S 2014
Represented Staffordshire County Council before the Regulatory Powers Tribunal.
Re X (British Equine Federation)
Represented an Olympic horseman before the British Equestrian Federation disputing selection for the European Championships.
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Criminal Bar Association
MA (Hons) Trinity Hall, Cambridge.