Adrian Eissa QC > Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC
25 Bedford Row

Living Wage


Adrian enjoys a diverse practice which consists principally of the following areas:

Business Crime and Financial investigations: Fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, insider trading, Companies Act offences.

Confiscation: Representing defendants and third parties affected by confiscation orders, civil recovery proceedings under Part V POCA 2002, Unexplained Wealth Orders and cash seizures.

Regulatory: Health and Safety, Professional discipline and Trading Standards cases.

Crime: Homicide, serious sexual offences, major drugs cases as well as less serious offences which are often nonetheless of great importance to the client.

Adrian acts for both companies and individuals and accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.


Called 1998. Appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court 2012; Qualified for Direct Access; Mediator. Silk 2018


Lead author of the “Confiscation Law Handbook“, published by Bloomsbury Professional 2011.

Lead author of “Fraud: A Practitioner’s Handbook“, published by Bloomsbury Professional 2014.

Contributor to “The Proceeds of Crime” 2018 5th Edition by Sutherland Williams and Millington published by Oxford University Press.


Criminal Bar Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association, Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates.


University of Warwick (LLB 2(1)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Adrian Eissa QC25 Bedford RowBrilliant at spotting needles in haystacks, and his client care skills are spot-on.

25 Bedford Row is ‘unrivalled as a criminal defence set‘, housing ‘counsel with vast talent‘ and a track record of handling prominent publicly-funded cases, alongside a range of privately funded matters. In a recent highlight for the set, Diana Ellis QC, Adrian Eissa QC and Lisa Wilson defended a family charged with manslaughter, false imprisonment, and causing the death of a vulnerable adult, who died after being restrained and undergoing an exorcism; the family was acquitted of all charges. In recent chambers news, Melanie Simpson QC was elevated to silk in March 2020.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Adrian Eissa QC25 Bedford RowVery thorough. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal principles. Excellent at communicating with the client. He remains positive in the face of even the worst of judicial storms.