About Adam

Adam has a growing media presence. He has contributed to radio talk shows regarding current legal issues including police impersonation frauds and also appeared on Talk Live Radio to discuss the David Beckham speeding ‘scandal’. He has also spoken with documentary makers regarding issues with prosecuting phases specifically forensics and disclosure issues.

Adam is an experienced solicitor with significant crime base in East and North London. 

Tenacious and unafraid to challenge police decisions and decisions of the Court regarding bail, searches, and taking of intimate samples. Adam previously issued judicial proceedings against a Magistrates’ Court.

Adam is a tenacious and persuasive advocate and is well known and respected amongst the London Courts. 

He has meticulous case preparation skills and leaves no stone unturned when preparing for trials. He regularly makes applications to the Court in order to challenge and undermine the prosecution.

Adam is specialist serious crime and fraud offences.

Advises on following areas of law:

  • Criminal law
  • Serious fraud and proceeds of crime
  • Historical sexual abuse
  • Serious and organised crime and murder
  • Breach of Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions (Civil Court proceedings)
  • Motoring offences
  • Judicial Review
  • Military interviews under caution
  • Youth crime
  • TVE Fee Earner of the Year 2012
  • Oxford University Press Student of the Year 2009
  • Innocence Project Award Winner 2010
  • Winner of meeting and debating competitions
Notable cases
  • R v. O – represented a Defendant charged with robbery in numerous shops at gunpoint and represented the Defendant at the sentence hearing and secured a very lenient sentence for the Defendant. Adam was both the litigator and advocate on the case.
  • R v. A – represented a school teacher charged with various offences who was acquitted after trial. Adam successfully adduced non-defendant bad character in order to undermine the prosecution case and to attack the credibility of the complainant.
  • R v. M – instructed solicitor on a case where the Defendant was charged with stabbing another in the back several times. Adam found unused evidence that assisted the defendant’s assertion that he was acting in self-defence. The Defendant was acquitted.
  • R v. F – represented a suspect in relation to direct access fraud payments in an investigation conducted by Camden Council. After carefully drafting a dossier of his client’s income and outgoings the Local Authority decided to take no further action. 
  • R v. O – represented a client arrested on suspicion of firing gunshots at police officers. No further action was taken.
  • R v. K – secured a sentence of a Community Order for a client appearing before the Crown court in relation to offences of impersonating police officers in order to defraud elderly people. 
  • R v. – represented a young person convicted of eight offences of robbery and secured a sentence of a Referral Order.
  • R v. M – represented a Defendant acquitted of false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm and kidnap obtained third party disclosure.
  • R v. C – represented co-defendants and persuaded the prosecution to discontinue the case against them after Adam obtained defence witness statements from neighbours who confirmed that the Defendants charged with offences appeared to be subjected to a sustained and repeated assault by the Complainants in the case.
Panel Memberships
  • Duty solicitor
  • Police station accredited representative
  • Solicitor with higher rights of audience
Charity membership/fundraising activity
  • Adam has a keen interest in representing people from the LGBTQ community. 
Publications and Media
  • Adam has given his legal opinion to investigative journalism pieces regarding delayed prosecutions, issues with prosecuting sexual cases and forensics. 
  • He has contributed to Talk Radio debates and discussions on several occasions.
  • He has regularly been asked to give his legal view on topical issues such as the David Beckham speeding scandal and the Prince Philip road traffic accident in 2019.
  • He has appeared on regional and national radio.
  • Adam is always willing to provide assistance to journalists on topical legal matters.
Client Recommendations

“Adam always represents me on my cases and always gets me a good result. I would not want to be represented by anybody else ever.”

“I have just used Adam Shaw and found him to be a subject matter expert with an excellent manner both in Court and in dealing with clients and Court officials. He is calm, persuasive and a master of his brief – particularly impressive was his ability to glean key facts on a very fast briefing.” 

“I had a really good lawyer called Adam Shaw and he really helped me with my case during my difficult times and really understood what I was going through. He is such a humble lawyer and is very efficient and he pulled me through my case and I had back up from him. I highly recommend him to contact people for any criminal case that they may have as they will be in safe hands with him and I appreciated every moment of his time.”

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