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Red Lion Chambers

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Chelmsford, London

Adam Wiseman QC

Work 020 7520 6000
Red Lion Chambers (Red Lion Chambers)


Specialist areas of practice: General Crime (homicide, terrorism, rape, drugs and gangland violence); Organised Crime; Corporate Crime and Fraud (money laundering, proceeds of crime, counterfeiting, bribery and corruption). Adam Wiseman specialises in defending all types of high profile, complex and serious crime. Within the past year Adam has successfully defended the President of a high profile motorcycle club on a charge of attempted murder (an assassination attempt; R v Woolley); defended in the News International phone hacking and corruption trial (Operation Elvedon; R v Brockhouse); defended in an historical murder (R v Tasci); and defended in the trafficking of dozens of women into the UK for sexual exploitation (R v Toth). Adam is currently instructed to lead for the defence in a very high profile case against a Maoist cult leader. The indictment alleges a multiplicity of offences including false imprisonment, rape, slavery and forced servitude spanning a 30 year period of time (R v Balakrishnan). Adam is trial Counsel defending in an international conspiracy to steal and launder money from bank accounts using counterfeit documents, multiple companies and bank employees (R v Hale). Adam retains instructions to advise a number of companies and HNW individuals dealing with issues of fraud, compliance, reputational protection and national security.


Year of call: 1994 Inn: Inner


Criminal Bar Association South Eastern Circuit Royal Society of Chemistry (GRSC) British Psychological Society (BPS)


MSc in Psychological Research Methods – University of Exeter (1993 – 1994) Postgraduate Diploma in Law – University of Westminster (1992 – 1993) BSc in Chemistry (Hons) – University of Exeter (1989 – 1992)

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2018 silks

Adam Wiseman QC - Red Lion ChambersHe brings first-rate judgement and strategic planning to bear.

Within: Crime (general crime)

Red Lion Chambers enjoyed a successful round of silk appointments in 2018, with Jennifer Dempster QC and Adam Wiseman QC appointed. Among the existing silks, Riel Karmy-Jones QC prosecuted 11 Irish Travellers convicted of modern slavery offences in the first of several linked trials under the Operation Pottery umbrella; the 11 convicted received sentences aggregating 79 years. Max Hill QC has been appointed the new director of public prosecutions.

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