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Adam Lodge - Deans Court Chambers

Specialisms

Education

  • William Hulme’s Grammar School, Manchester
  • University of the West of England
  • Inns of Court School of Law

Appointments

  • CPS Advocate Panel - Cat 4 (R)

Professional Associations

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit

Awards

Profile

Adam is an experienced Criminal law specialist who has defended or prosecuted a wide range of cases including murder, serious sexual offences, serious violence, firearm offences, conspiracies to supply large amounts of Class A drugs and fraud.

Adam’s has significant experience of preparing large, serious and multi-handed cases, including advising on the preparation of defence and prosecution cases, drafting schedules and admissions and undertaking Crown Court and Court of Appeal advocacy. He has been involved in many cases involving covert evidence, expert witnesses and complex financial and technical documentation.

Notable Cases

  • Crime

    R v F and Others (Operation Legend) 2017 – 2019

    Prosecuting alone twelve Defendants for Conspiracy to Supply multi-kilogram quantities of Cocaine (in excess of 20 kilograms, with a ‘street value of £2.5 million) throughout the North of England. At trial one of the Defendants was represented by Queen’s Counsel. The Defendants used a number of novel and emerging technologies, such as ‘Encro’ phones and multiple SIM cards, in an attempt to conceal their criminality. The case involved a substantial amount of expert evidence, cell site evidence, and telecommunications data (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service – North West Complex Casework Unit).

  • Crime

    R v M (Operation Nile) 2019

    Instructed to defend one of 16 defendants charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs in typical ‘county lines’ operation.

  • Crime

    R v S (Operation Granta) 2018 – 2019

    Instructed to prosecute a defendant involved in a conspiracy to produce and supply large volumes of ‘Spice’ (in excess of 500 kilograms, with a ‘street’ value of £5 million). The defendant absconded mid-trial and is currently the subject of an European Arrest Warrant.

  • Sexual Offences

    R v C 2018

    Instructed to prosecute a man in his 70s charged with indecently assaulting three of his six sisters-in-law in excess of 50 years ago and more recently his son’s girlfriend.


  • Attempted Murder

    R v DS 2018

    Instructed to defend a man charged with the attempted murder of his 3 year old child.


  • Murder

    R v MK and another 2018

    Instructed as Junior counsel in a murder trial.


  • Crime

    R. v. RT and SW . (Operation Bugler) (2017)

    Instructed to prosecute two Defendants involved in making fraudulent claims VAT refunds and money laundering. It was estimated that the value of RT’s fraudulent activities exceeded £5 million. (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service – Specialist Fraud Division).

  • Crime

    R. v D & Others (Operation Tungsten) 2014-2017

    Instructed as Junior Counsel to prosecute approximately 20 defendants in a series of trials in connection with a large number of overlapping drugs conspiracies.

  • Sexual Offences

    R. v I

    Instructed to prosecute a case of marital rape. This case involved issues of forced marriage cultural expectations.

  • Fire Safety

    R. (on behalf of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) v A

    Instructed to represent a business owner charged with breaching fire safety regulations endangering employees residing on site. Successful in the Court of Appeal in reducing the financial penalty imposed.

  • Fire Safety

    R. (on behalf of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) v A

    Instructed to represent a business owner charged with breaching fire safety regulations endangering employees residing on site. Successful in the Court of Appeal in reducing the financial penalty imposed.

  • Fire Safety

    Stockport MBC v. S

    Instructed to represent a landlord charged with breaching fire safety regulations.

  • Food Safety

    Derbyshire County County. v. C & C

    Instructed to represent a bakery and café owner charged with breaching food hygiene regulations.

  • Food Safety

    Rochdale MBC v K

    Instructed to represent a restaurant owner charged with breaching food hygiene regulations which had resulted in two families suffering serious food poisoning.

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