Local Government and Social Housing
For many years, Adrian has undertaken criminal work originating from local authorities. His previous prosecution experience commends him to local authority lawyers and investigators bringing cases to the criminal courts and his experience of fraud, confiscation, copyright, trading standards, health & safety and food safety cases makes him counsel of choice by defence and prosecution alike.
Adrian has advised local authority inspectors in relation to a care home fatality, and has prosecuted a multi-handed car-clocking case. He has also advised in relation to an advance-fee fraud which has received national publicity. Significant defence cases have included bogus workmen, a food safety case, money laundering arising from fraudulent tradesmen and a fraudulent mis-selling.
With a reputation for hard work, thorough preparation and effective advocacy, Adrian is always in demand as an approachable criminal practitioner in chambers. He is strategically aware and has a clear, calm manner in what are often hugely complex cases. He effortlessly combines intellect with insight to bring rarely seen detail to his cases.
Adrian is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Direct Access work.
Local Government & Social Housing Cases
R v DJ & C Foods Limited – craft knife blade in ice-cream – Sheffield (2011)
R v P and others – mis-selling in Birmingham (2013)
R v Singh and others – car-clocking fraud in Manchester (2014)
R v IO Ltd (Stockport Magistrates’ Court prosecution) – fatal incident in a care home