Adrian Crossley (Member of Chambers)

Adrian Crossley (Member of Chambers)

Date of call: 2013


  • BA Hons History (Hull University)
  • Dip Law (College of Law, York)
  • BPTC (College of Law, London)

Areas of Practice:

  • Crime - both defence & prosecution
  • Civil - Breach of Contract and wide range of road traffic related disputes.



Adrian joined Maidstone Chambers in 2013 after a career in the National Probation Service and then later the Crown Prosecution Service. After receiving a scholarship through the CPS and the successful completion of the bar exams whilst acting as an Associate Prosecutor in West London, Adrian was called to the Bar. After pupillage in Chambers, Adrian briefly worked as a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the specialist domestic violence team in London. He is currently instructed in a high profile private prosecution.

Since returning to Chambers, Adrian has developed a strong Crwn Court practice in Kent and London and is regularly instructed on matters ranging from benefit frud to grevious bodiy harm and arson. Last year he acted as Junior Counsel, lead by Mr Sinclair, in the Hatton Garden case defending Mr Harbinson. He now has a predominantly criminal practice, accepting instructions for both defence and prosecution work.

Outside of the law, Adrian is a respectble long distance runner, a patient beagle owner and father of one.



R v H: The successful defence of Mr Harbinson, an accused in the Hatton Garden Jewellery Heist case.

R v JH: The successful defence of a defendant accused of wounding another with a glass at a party.

R v SI: A successful Prosecution of a male who kept the complainant in a sexual relationship for over two years. The defendant had achieved this by threatening her with the exposure of the nature of their relationship to her traditional Muslim parents and community.

R v AR: A successful Crown Court appeal against the destruction of a dog, which bit and wounded two Police officers.

R v B and others: A successful Prosecution of a three handed Robbery, Possession of an Offensive Weapon and Possession of a Firearm. The case involved two separate groups of 11 year old victims with a total of 6 child witnesses.

R v MB: A successful defence of an employee who worked as a manager for a leisure centre. He was allegedly the keeper of the sole key to a safe, from which £3000 was stolen on the day he quit before forcibly evicted from the site.

R v AB: A successful Prosecution of an Appellant at the Crown Court contesting his conviction for 4 breaches of a Non-Molestation order.




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