Adam Feest QC

Year of Call: 1994
Year of Silk: 2016
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Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Strengths: "He is incredibly thorough and he charms the judges and the jury."
Recent work: Acted for the prosecution in a historic sexual abuse case against an ex Southampton FC youth coach, involving 24 complainants and allegations spanning over two decades.

Chambers UK 2020/Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 2

He is recognised for both defending and prosecuting serious violent and sexual offences. He has additional experience of acting in drugs, fraud and deception cases. He is noted for his work with vulnerable clients.
"He is a standout and he always impresses."
Recent work: Prosecuted in a case involving the non-accidental death of a toddler due to severe and traumatic injuries.

Chambers UK 2019/Crime - Western (Bar)

Strengths: "He has in-depth knowledge of the issues, maintains a good rapport with clients and explains complex issues well."

Chambers UK 2018/Crime - Western (Bar)

'Silk who both defends and prosecutes serious violent and sexual offences. He has additional experience acting in cases of drugs, fraud and deception.'

Chambers UK 2017/Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 1

'He defends and prosecutes murders, rapes and other serious criminal offences.
Strengths: "He is very able and has a powerful advocacy style." "He knows his briefs inside out. His analytical ability is amazing."'

Chambers UK 2016/Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 2

'Prosecutes and defends in cases ranging from fraud and theft to money laundering and drugs importation. He is widely praised for his expertise in cases concerning the ill treatment or neglect of vulnerable adults.
Expertise: "He has excellent analytical abilities and is always calm under pressure."'

Chambers UK 2015/Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 1

'Adam Feest is well known for his experience in representing clients in large drug conspiracies. He also acts as junior in a wide range of other criminal matters.
Expertise: “He is a really good advocate who is very well prepared, calm and thorough.”

Chambers UK 2014/Crime - Western Circuit

‘A calm, measured and compelling jury advocate.'

Legal 500 2020/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks

'He can react to the unexpected without missing a beat.''

Legal 500 2018/19/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks

‘His expertise includes homicide, serious sexual offences and drug trafficking cases.’

Legal 500 2017/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks

'An excellent advocate, who has a very good manner with clients.'

Legal 500 2016/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks

'His varied practice includes serious violence, public order, fraud and drugs offences.'

Legal 500 2015/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Crime – Leading Silks

'Recommended for cases regarding ill treatment and neglect of vulnerable adults.'

Legal 500 2014/Western Circuit

'3PB’s Adam Feest "stands out".'

Legal 500 2013/Western Circuit, Crime

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Academic qualifications

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

Professional qualifications & 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 2010-2018
  • NMC legal assessor 2010-2016

Professional bodies

  • Western Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association

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Adam Feest QC is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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