Profile

Adam is a member of 6KBW, a top-ranked criminal and public law Chambers.

He is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading barrister. He is described as having a “calm and assured manner”, “excellent judgment” and being “tactically astute”.

He is a specialist practitioner in the following areas:

• all aspects of criminal law including financial crime, health and safety, extradition, private prosecutions and road traffic matters
• public law including inquests, human rights, judicial review, immigration and other
• tribunal-work professional discipline and particularly healthcare regulation

Adam provides clear and succinct advice on these often-overlapping areas. He is a committed, approachable barrister with a determined, persuasive court-style. 

His recent high-profile work includes:

• the first case brought by the Serious Fraud Office under the Bribery Act 2010
• the first food fraud cases arising out of the horsemeat scandal
• defending in a multi-million fraudulent trading trial
• acting on behalf of a company facing allegations of voicemail interception, corruption
• and misuse of private information
• a gross negligence workplace manslaughter trial
• protest cases including acting for defendants acquitted of offences following protests at Conservative HQ, a foxhunt and at a UEFA awards ceremony
• representing families and medical professionals in a range of jury and Coroner-alone inquests including deaths in prison and police custody; suicide/misadventure cases; and deaths in a healthcare setting
• numerous judicial review cases challenging, for example, police decisions to disclose information in DBS checks; refusal to grant access to artificial insemination facilities; warrants granted to search a company’s address; HMRC decisions
• extradition proceedings including dozens of reported cases in the High Court and the leading cases on Latvian and Romanian prison conditions (Florea
v Romania Times, August 14, 2014); the standalone proportionality bar (Miraszewski & Otrs [2014] EWHC 4261 (Admin)); and the proper appellate approach to Article 8 ECHR appeals (Celinski & Otrs [2015] EWHC 1274 (Admin))
• tribunal work including tax and criminal injuries compensation cases before the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals representing doctors and nurses in professional disciplinary proceedings before the GMC and NMC, including in cases involving inappropriate sexual relationships, neglect in a care home and medicine maladministration. 

Adam is a former Magistrate and elected member of Liberty’s Policy Council. He is an author of EU Law in Criminal Practice (OUP).

His full Chambers profile can be found here:
http://www.6kbw.com/people/barristers/adam-payter 

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