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Chambers of Simon Denison QC

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Adam Payter

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6KBW COLLEGE HILL (Chambers of Simon Denison QC)


Adam specialises in complex criminal litigation, investigations, extradition, public law, inquests and professional disciplinary proceedings.  He is recognised by Legal 500 as a leading fraud practitioner.  His recent high-profile criminal work includes the Serious Fraud Office’s first case under the Bribery Act 2010; the first prosecutions arising from the ‘horsemeat scandal’ and representing the former director of a prominent FX company accused of fraudulent trading.  His current extradition caseload includes representing a Russian businessman subject to corporate raiding and acting in a Brazilian request for murder.  Adam is also instructed for a major Core Participant in the Undercover Policing Inquiry.


Called 2008. Justice of the Peace, Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court 2008-2011; Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 2); Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel (List C); List of Special Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law (List C); Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (List C) (Civil).


Cardiff Law School Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding); awarded the Lincoln’s Inn Wolfson Scholarship, Hardwicke Award & Buchanan Prize; winner of the Kalisher Essay Competition 2010; University of Nottingham, LLB (Hons), Law; BVC (Outstanding).

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Adam Payter - 6KBW College HillHe shows great insight and tactical awareness about how to achieve the best result.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Adam Payter - 6KBW College HillHe has a great knowledge of the SFO, and is flexible, approachable and hardworking.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition - Leading juniors

Adam Payter - 6KBW College HillA go-to junior in mutual legal assistance and extradition work.

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