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.