Mr Adrian Maxwell > Chambers of Lawrence Power > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Lawrence Power
Whitestone Chambers
1 Essex Street
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Adrian is public access qualified. He is a Member of the Cyprus SBA Bar and has acted for service personnel and Greek Cypriot nationals in the SBA Courts. He is also a Member of the Falkland Islands Government Approved Lawyers List. Adrian has a distinguished background in the City of London Police. worked as Detective Chief Inspector at the Serious Fraud Office. During his illustrious policing career Adrian was awarded with the Police Long Service and Good Conduct medal.


Adrian undertakes a full range of civil and criminal paperwork and court instructions including:

  • Commercial,
  • Criminal,
  • Disciplinary/ Regulatory.

Adrian was recognised as ‘Lead Advocate’ in the UK Legal Aid Criminal Defence VHCC Scheme.


Adrian’s commercial practice includes:

  • Fraud,
  • Contractual disputes.


Adrian has gained significant expertise in prosecution and defence in all Courts. He specialises in:

  • Heavy crime,
  • Fraud,
  • Public sector corruption.

Disciplinary/ Regulatory

Adrian advises and appears in disciplinary, compliance and regulatory matters. He regularly acts before Tribunals in the following matters:

  • Police,
  • Accountancy,
  • Medical/ Pharmaceutical,
  • Prison.

Adrian has a special interest in NFU/ Farming matters.

Adrian has also acted in the following:

  • As Legal Adviser to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) advising panel members on the law and procedure in disciplinary hearings.
  • As a Panel member on the FA Anti-Discrimination Chairman’s Panel adjudicating on breaches of FA rules and applying sanctions and penalties.
  • As a Case Reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit – assessing applications for assistance and appointing suitable counsel to act for applicants.
  • As a Panel Member of the Sports Resolutions Pro Bono panel.




Call to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1993.

Founder member and first chairman of the South West Fraud Forum, 2009.

Member of the Criminal Bar Association.

Member of the Forensic Science Society.

Member of the Cyprus SBA Bar.

Member of the Falkland Islands Government Approved Lawyers List.


L.L.B. (Hons.), University College London.

M.A. Oxon, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.