Red Lion Chambers

Adam Wiseman QC

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Practice Areas

Adam specialises in Inquiries, Inquests, Financial Regulation & Fraud. He acts for both corporate clients and individuals and has a wealth of experience in general crime (homicide, serious violence, sexual offending, drug trafficking and fatal road traffic accidents). Adam has defended in prosecutions brought by the SFO, FCA, DWP, HMRC and CPS. He has appeared in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on pro bono appeals against the death penalty and has been part of a team that has made submissions to the International Criminal Court.

He is cited as being … ‘One of the most persuasive advocates at the Bar…’ and ‘A brilliant tactician …’

Historically, Adam defended the serial killer Stephen Port and defended the Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan.

Recent Notable Cases:

Adam was Counsel to the Inquest touching the death of Ellie Butler.

Adam has been appointed by Lloyds Banking Group (‘LBG’) as Counsel to the Dobbs’ Review to consider whether issues relating to HBOS Reading were appropriately reported to authorities following LBG’s acquisition of HBOS.


Call 1994, Queen's Counsel 2018.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit.