Adrian Crossley (Member)

Adrian Crossley (Member)

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
  • Regulatory - Taxi Licensing


Adrian is currently on sabbatical, working with The Centre for Social Justice


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 with the CPS and the successful completion of the bar exams, whilst acting as an Associate Prosecutor in West London for 6 years, 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 Crown Court practice in Kent and London and is regularly instructed on matters ranging from benefit fraud to grievous bodily harm. He now has a predominantly criminal practice, accepting instructions for both defence and prosecution work.

Outside of the law, Adrian is a respectable long distance runner, a forgiving beagle owner and an enthusiastic father of one.



R v H: Acted as Junior Counsel, led by Mr. Sinclair, in the defence of Mr Harbinson, an accused in the Hatton Garden Jewelry Heist case.

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

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

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

R v B and others: A 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.

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