Adam Farrer > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Specialises in Inquest work, Regulatory Crime and Personal Injury, including costs work.


Adam has over 25 years’ experience at the Bar of personal injury work, inquests and regulatory crime.


Adam is a specialist Inquest practitioner. He regularly appears in cases involving deaths in prisons, military deaths, road accidents, care homes and work related factory and farming fatalities. Adam frequently acts in Article 2 jury inquests for organisations and public bodies, such as the MoJ, MoD and the HSE.


Adam acts for defendant’s and the prosecution/HSE in regulatory criminal cases, involving serious injuries and fatalities.


Personal injury work includes very high value brain injury cases, including for the CICA, with cases frequently between £3m and £10m.


Directory rankings have stated Adam is a “Leader in their field” for Health and Safety work and a Leading Junior for Regulatory/Health & Safety Work and Inquests & Inquiries.


Reported cases include:

R v Martyn Crute (2011) EWCA Crim 3233;

LHS v First Tier tribunal (CICA) (2017) EWCA Civ 2138.




Called to the Bar 1992; previously articled at Eversheds, Birmingham and qualified as a solicitor doing corporate and commercial work.


Some French


Attorney General ‘A’ List Civil Panel & Attorney General’s HSE ‘A’ List


Nottingham University Law LLB (Hons)

Solicitors Finals, Birmingham Law Society Gold Medal


Golf, tennis, skiing.