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


Recommended as a leading junior in crime in Chambers and Partners 2015 in which he is said to be "great with clients and pure class in court."

Earlier editions included the following comments:

'Adrian Eissa is highly rated by his peers for his “command in court,” presentation skills, client rapport, and for being “very bright and very good with clients.”

"A frequent choice …. for the more difficult criminal cases and mixes complex fraud and POCA case with general crime.”


  • Elected member of the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee 2015
  • 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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