Adrian Eissa QC
  • Great with clients and pure class in court.

    Chambers UK

  • An excellent advocate. He has a great touch with clients.

    Legal 500

  • A frequent choice of junior for the more difficult criminal cases and mixes complex fraud and POCA case with general crime.

    Chambers UK

  • A supreme trial advocate.

    Legal 500

  • His advocacy is top-drawer.

    Legal 500

  • An extremely versatile and able advocate.

    Legal 500

  • He is able to conduct detailed analyses of cases and present them in a clear way.

    Legal 500

  • A knowledgeable and effective advocate.

    Legal 500

Called 1988

Silk 2018

Adrian Eissa QC


Adrian advises and represents companies and individuals in a broad range of criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings. These include, but are not limited to, the following areas: complex fraud , money laundering, insider trading, bribery, civil and criminal confiscation and restraint proceedings, Health and Safety , large scale drug conspiracies , sexual offences, and private prosecutions.


Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court in 2012 (authorised to conduct serious sexual offences trials)


Adrian is the co author of the following publications:

  • Fraud: A Practitioners Handbook” published 2014 by Bloomsbury Professional.
  • “Confiscation: A Practitioners Handbook”published 2011 by Bloomsbury Professional
  • Editor to Bloomsbury Online in the field of Fraud, Corporate and General Crime.

Recent Lectures

  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors European Conference: Civil Recovery Under Part V POCA
  • The Anti Money Laundering Professionals Forum 14th Annual Conference: Master Class in Unexplained Wealth Orders


  • 2015 Winner of Legal Awards "Best for Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture" in the - UK
  • 2015 Winner of the "Excellence in White Collar Crime UK" Award - Corporate Live Wire Awards.
  • 2015 Winner "White Collar Barrister of the Year" Award - Global Law Experts and recommended as their exclusive White Collar Crime law expert in England.
  • 2015 Winner "White Collar Crime Barrister of the Year"; Lawyer Monthly
  • 2013 Anti-Money Laundering Barrister of the Year: Acquisition International Legal Awards


Ranked as a Leading Tier 1 Silk in Crime, Fraud and Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture- Legal 500 2018

Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture - Tier 1
'Pragmatic and client-focussed, with an enviable knowledge of confiscation law and procedure'

Fraud - Tier 1
'A very charismatic and human jury advocate'

Crime - Tier 1
'Very dependable and approachable, he is a knowledgable advocate too'.

Recommended as a Leading Silk in Crime in Chambers & Partners 2019


  • Co-opted member of the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee 2018
  • Qualified as a mediator
  • Qualified and authorised to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
  • Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates
  • Member of the Fraud Lawyers Association

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