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Adam Budworth

Call 1992
  • BA Hons

Instructing Adam Budworth

To instruct Adam or for any further information please contact our clerks.

Clerk: John Grimmer
Telephone: +44 (0)7776 154 664
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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.

Practice Areas


Notable 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.


Notable 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.

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