Adam Straw > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

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Adam specialises in judicial review, human rights and civil claims against public authorities. He has acted at all levels including at the Supreme Court and Strasbourg. He acts for claimants, NGOs and other organisations.

His practice includes cases involving inquests, prisons, police, surveillance, intercept evidence, closed proceedings, international law, terrorism, mental health, children’s rights, discrimination, immigration detention, and community care. Adam was awarded Chambers & Partners Human Rights & Public Law junior of the year 2014, and LAPG Young Legal Aid Barrister of the year in 2010.


Member of steering committee of Inquest Lawyers Group
Administrative Law Bar Association
Mental Health Lawyers Association
Child Poverty Action Group

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Adam Straw QCDoughty Street ChambersAdam is one of the best juniors in the area, with fantastic written skills and excellent, focused advocacy.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Adam Straw QCDoughty Street ChambersHe is unflappable in the face of unexpected or adverse developments, very strong on his feet and is a formidable opponent.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(2021 Silks) Ranked: Tier

Adam Straw QCDoughty Street ChambersFantastic drafting and he is great for strategy.