Adam Hiddleston practices in criminal law for both prosecution and defence. He is an expert in regulatory and disciplinary law. Adam is approved to accept Public Access work.
Has experience at all levels of the criminal justice system including the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and Supreme Court (Privy Council).
Regularly appears for prosecution (at Grade 4 level) and defence. Appointed to the Attorney General's Unified List of Prosecuting Counsel.
Regularly leads junior counsel or advocates in prosecution and defence cases.
Instructions for both prosecution and defence alike, ordinarily concern serious criminal matters such as sexual offences (rape, indecent assault and offences against children), serious drugs offences (supply and conspiracy allegations up to and including Class ‘A’ drugs), violence (up to and including manslaughter and murder), dishonesty (up to and including serious fraud), immigration offences and proceeds of crime applications. Defends in Courts Martial, both in this country and abroad and appears on behalf of prisoners at parole and similar hearings.
Currently instructed in a Privy Council appeal against conviction for murder from Jamaica.
Instructed by various agencies to prosecute and by defence in regulatory matters in both Magistrate’s and Crown Courts (e.g. local authority prosecutions (food safety, environment/planning and trading standards), Health and Safety (up to an including fatal accidents) and Department of Work and Pensions (e.g. benefit fraud).
Experience of other tribunals includes, Licensing, Transport, Pensions and various disciplinary tribunals (health professions and police). Has advised in extradition proceedings.
Instructed by the Legal Services Commission in proceedings for the recovery of defence costs.
Considerable experience has been gained in the management and presentation of complex financial evidence, matters of public interest immunity, evidence from undercover operations and the use of covert recordings.
R. v. Bowyer & Others -
Led by Q.C. in manslaughter prosecution of a mother who refused to take her infant son to hospital after he had consumed her methadone.
R. v. Gilmore & Others -
Conspiracy to supply of Class A drugs. Instructed for the prosecution (leading junior counsel) at 6 week trial and subsequent POCA application.
R. v. L, R. v. N  EWCA Crim 1414
- Historic sexual abuse.
R. v. Ling & another -
Dealing in substantial quantities of counterfeit 'Microsoft' products. Instructed for the defence at trial and subsequent POCA application.
R. v. Luke -
Employment of illegal immigrants. Instructed for the defence at trial and subsequent POCA application.
R. v. McAllister  EWCA Crim 993
- Reluctant acquiescence in sexual offences.
R. v. Phillips & Others -
Theft of high value plant machinery and exporting it abroad. Instructed for the prosecution (leading junior counsel) at 8 week trial and subsequent POCA application.
R. v. Pour & Others (Operation Starfish) -
Conspiracy to supply of Class A drugs. Instructed for the prosecution (leading junior counsel) at 10 week trial and subsequent POCA applications.
R. v. Pryer & Another  EWCA Crim 1263
- 'No case to answer' submissions.
R. v. Wu and another -
Employment of illegal immigrants. Instructed for the prosecution at trial and subsequent POCA application.
University of Newcastle upon Tyne (Law degree)
Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course)
Inner Temple 'Pegasus Scholar' to New Zealand, 1993
Ian Lawrie QC leading Adam Hiddleston in successful acquittal of Afrim Lleshi in respect of an allegation of murder ...read more
3PB are pleased to announce that Head of Chambers, Ian Lawrie, Q.C. has ...read more
3PB congratulate both Adam Hiddleston on his recordership appointment to the South Eastern Circuit and also to Rufus Taylor on his recordership appointment to the Western Circuit. ...read more
3PB and Ecocide Sentence ...read more
Ian Lawrie QC, leading Adam Hiddleston of chambers, appeared before the Privy Council yesterday to appeal the murder conviction of Phillip McKenzie. ...read more