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Practice Groups

  • Crime
  • Asset and Tax Recovery Group

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime
  • Asset and Tax Recovery Group
Adam Feest QC

Adam Feest QC

Call 1994
Silk 2016


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Asset and Tax Recovery

In his role as a grade 4 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and an experienced defence advocate, Adam has been involved in many serious cases involving drug dealing, money laundering, and mortgage, credit and other frauds. Due to his reputation as an effective advocate who has an eye for detail, he is often instructed to present cases which depend upon detailed technical, expert and financial evidence. 

Adam’s involvement in such cases is often at an early stage, when he is asked to advise on evidential and investigatory matters, and continues through trial to ancillary proceedings.  He has conducted cases involving the Fraud Act 2006, VAT and banking frauds, both in the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. 

Adam is fully conversant with the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, as well as other confiscatory frameworks, and is often called upon to advise on and conduct confiscation proceedings. 

Examples of recent cases he has been involved in are:

  • Operation Pantheon (2009-2011):  Multi-Defendant cocaine and money-laundering conspiracies, for which nearly £750,000 of assets were seized under POCA as partial payment for benefit in excess of £3,000,000;
  • R v Tee (2010-11):  Credit fraud by a financial advisor extending across nearly 10 years and multiple transactions, coupled with mortgage and benefit fraud.  Confiscation proceedings under POCA followed conviction whilst resulted in one of the very few financial reporting orders which had been made nationally; 
  • Operation Paynter (2011-12):  Mortgage frauds involving five different properties, some of which were re-mortgaged, and money laundering offences across a multitude of  bank accounts;
  • Operation Cinder (2011-12):  Following convictions for large scale commercial burglaries, confiscation proceedings were conducted involving third party interests, company arrangements and multiple defendants.
See also

Practice Groups

  • Crime
  • Asset and Tax Recovery Group

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime
  • Asset and Tax Recovery Group

News

October 11 2016:

Adam Feest QC and Jodie Mittell of 3PB prosecute in manslaughter case ...read more


July 11 2016:

Life sentence - Bristol Crown Court  ...read more


March 17 2016:

Adam Feest QC, David Richards and Sunyana Sharma were invited to give a criminal law seminar to the Hampshire Incorporated Law Society at the Offices of Irwin Mitchell ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence, Keble College, Oxford University 1989-92



Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Bar Vocational Course, 1992-93
  • Called to the Bar (Inner Temple), February 1994
  • Pupil Supervisor since 2003
  • Appointed to Attorney General's List of Special Advocates 2005
  • Recorder 2009, authorised to try cases involving serious sexual allegations 2014
  • Tutor Judge for the Judicial College 2016
  • GMC Legal Assessor from 2010
  • NMC Legal Assessor 2010-2016

Professional Bodies

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit