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Adam Williams

Year of call: 2013

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Adam joined Chambers in 2019 having previously been in-house Counsel for a large Solicitors firm based across the Midland, South East and Western circuits. Whilst there, Adam quickly developed a significant practice within the Crown Court, establishing a good reputation throughout the circuits. He is known for providing clear, concise and accurate advice for both lay and professional clients.



Adam regularly prosecutes (Level 3 Panel Advocate) and defends in the Crown Court. He has successfully defended in a wide range of offences such as; serious assaults, robbery, drugs, burglary, firearm offences, public disorder and minor sexual offences.

As a Prosecutor Adam has prosecuted represented and unrepresented defendants. He has successfully prosecuted a wide array of offences such as; assaults, drugs, robbery, theft, burglary, malicious communications and perverting the course of justice.

Adam is regularly instructed in POCA proceedings including full confiscation hearings. He also has extensive experience in dealing with defendants with mental health issues including fitness to plead, stand trial and disposal hearings.

He has been regularly praised for both his written and oral advocacy by Judges he has appeared before.

“In all my time on the bench, this skeleton argument has been the most helpful written advocacy I have received” High Court Judge sitting in the Crown Court

 “I find Mr Williams to be an extremely capable advocate and it is a pleasure to have him frequently appear in my Court” Resident Judge in the South Eastern Circuit


Adam regularly appears on behalf of privately paying defendants in a wide variety of hearings including; Civil POCA in the Magistrates’ Court, Animal Welfare Act offences, Gang Injunctions, Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Trials for any criminal offence. His work ethic, sound legal judgment and approachability are just some of his attributes to be praised by both his lay and professional clients. Adam has been instructed previously by individuals who are in the public eye and has been praised for his handling of cases under intense media scrutiny.

Private Prosecutions are a growing part of Adam’s practice and he has prosecuted on behalf of local authorities for a wide variety of offences. He has also been instructed on behalf of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to prosecute individuals under the Animal Welfare Act. Adam is also regularly instructed by the Metropolitan (MET) Police in a wide array of civil proceedings such as; Closure orders, Football banning orders, sexual risk orders, and Civil POCA applications. Adam also accepts instructions for Inquests.


Having served in the Royal Air Force Reserves (UAS) during his time at University, Adam has an in-depth knowledge of military life, operations and the Court Martial. Before joining Chambers, Adam was the head of the military law department in a large firm of solicitors. Adam has a reputation for fighting for his client’s fearlessly and understanding the key differences in the consideration of the Court Martial compared to that of the Crown Court. Adam accepts instructions on both a private and legal aid (AFLAA) basis.


Adam is a fully qualified mediator having completed his training with the London School of Mediation (LSM). Adam is currently registered on Clerksroom’s mediator database. His specialist mediator profile can be found here:-


Adam accepts instructions in all regulatory matters including defending those charged with breaches under their regulatory code of conduct. Due to his close connections with Edge Hill University and the Centre for Sports Law research, Adam is keen to expand his practice further and accepts instructions in Sporting disciplinary hearings.


Having previously been an in-house advocate for a specialist road traffic accident firm of Solicitors, Adam has experience in all manner of hearings and providing advice on quantum.


  • Bar Professional Training Course, Nottingham Law School
  • LLB Hons, Edge Hill University
  • Accredited Mediator, London School of Mediation (LSM)


  • Paraded with the Queen’s Colour Squadron as part of a Guard of Honour for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal family at the grand opening of the Bomber Command Memorial in London on the 28th June 2012;
  • Livermore, City of Liverpool Citizenship Trophy (awarded to the best Officer on Squadron, LUAS)
  • Volunteering Award from Edge Hill University.


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Thames Valley Bar Mess
  • Inner Temple
  • Guest Lecturer Edge Hill University


Flying, Parachuting, Shooting, Theatre, Football, Climbing and Hill Walking with Ralph his rescue dog.


Rev Jan 2021