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Doughty Street Chambers

Adam Wagner

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Protest Law - All Circuits

Band 1

Adam Wagner
Adam Wagner is well regarded for his expertise in protest law cases, and is particularly well versed in matters involving human rights law issues. He also deals with matters touching the boundaries of civil and criminal law, including civil contempt cases, and is noted for his in-depth understanding of protest rights under the complex coronavirus regulations.
Strengths: "He is extremely well known and has an obvious passion for this area. He brings objectivity and expertise whilst fighting his client's corner and does a very good job for them."
Recent work: Acted for the defendants in Cuadrilla Bowland Ltd & Others v Lawrie & Others, a case involving three anti-fracking protesters who were found in contempt of court and given suspended sentences of imprisonment.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

Adam Wagner
Adam Wagner is a versatile barrister who regularly appears in high-profile human rights cases, both for and against public authorities. He is well regarded for his aptitude in the fields of immigration and prison law, and is also known for his work in public inquiries. He founded the acclaimed UK Human Rights Blog and human rights public education charity EachOther, formerly known as RightsInfo.
Strengths: "Adam Wagner is unparalleled in terms of his understanding and knowledge of COVID regulations." "He is an innovative and thoughtful lawyer who is incredibly hard-working and well prepared."
Recent work: Appeared on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission as intervener in the Supreme Court appeal of AB v Secretary of State for Justice. The case concerned the solitary confinement a child in detention.
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