Adam Budworth

Year of Call: 1992  


Overview


Adam Budworth began his career as a civil practitioner but has been a full time criminal barrister for over 16 years.

He has particular skills developed for use in serious corporate crime and is currently pursuing the development of US trial consultancy techniques within the UK jurisdiction and for use before HoC Select Committees.

He has represented companies in matters ranging from HSE (Recently prosecuted Mowlem PLC for HSE), to TV production companies for offences under the Town and Country Planning Act and another for potential criminal charges arising out of a “bizarre” reality crime show. The charges were never brought. He has also prosecuted and defended in various Trade Description Act, Copyright Act, Food Safety Act, Toy Safety offences.

Adam Budworth is an accredited Mediator in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is registered with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an accredited Advocacy Trainer.

Crime


Cases

  • R v T & Others: Instructed by CPS central casework to advise and then prosecute the potential kidnappers of Victoria Beckham.
  • R v Barrett & Others: Leading Counsel and first on the indictment successfully argued abuse of process by breach of promise not to prosecute following a £4m undercover police investigation.
  • R v M: PoCA third party defence being lead by Andrew Mitchell QC.
  • R v Jones: PoCA defence of involving finding against defendant of £2m of realizable assets.
  • R v Marriner & Frain: Defence counsel in undercover BBC report “McIntyre Undercover” which led to criminal case.
  • R v W: Private CoA successfully quashed conviction of 78 year old airline pilot accused of serious sexual offences.
  • R v K: Private CoA (not trial counsel) successfully quashed conviction of 81 year old man accused of serious historic offences.

Fraud


Cases

  • R v Saunders & Others: Nine month company VAT fraud prosecution.
  • R v Hayer: Leading counsel in defence of MTIC VAT fraud. Only defendant acquitted.

Qualifications


  • BA Hons