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Adrian Waterman QC is an adaptable and skilled advocate who is highly recommended. His practice principally focuses on the following areas: (1) financial and business crime; (2) privacy and media law,including GDPR; (3) general crime, particularly homicide and sexual offences; (4) public and administrative law; (5) inquests; (6) civil actions for or against the police; (7) security-related cases (he is developed vetted).


Adrian has been practising in London for approximately 4 years, having previously practised in the North East. He started practice in a 11 King’s Bench Walk Chambers, the set of the former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Taylor. He took silk in 2006, after 12 years’ practice. Following his move to London, he has rapidly established himself as a go to silk.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Adrian Waterman QCMatrix ChambersAdrian is user-friendly, authoritative and commercial. He can build a rapport with clients and solicitors alike and is a complete professional. I really enjoy working with him and he has a great strategic mind. His grasp of complex forensic and scientific evidence is superb.

The ‘outstanding‘ Matrix Chambers is ‘a stellar set and provide excellent representation to clients as well as support to solicitors through excellent training‘. In recent work of note, Adrian Waterman QC is representing Yoshiki Ohmura in an ongoing case concerning alleged fraud against a Libyan sovereign wealth fund which had invested in a hedge fund owned by banker Frederic Marino. Also in recent news, Jamas Hodivala QC strengthened chambers after being elevated to silk in March 2020.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Adrian Waterman QCMatrix ChambersAdrian is an awesome barrister. A silk who fights tooth and nail for his clients; daring and imaginative in his presentation and advocacy, juries love him. Fabulously clever, a consummate advocate, remarkably hard working, the perfect criminal silk.