Adrian Fleming

Adrian Fleming

Call: 1991


Adrian Fleming has been a member of chambers since 1992. For many years he has specialised in both prosecuting and defending criminal cases of all types. He is an experienced and capable advocate who is comfortable addressing both judges and juries. He has a polite, respectful and reassuring manner when dealing with clients and witnesses. He takes great care to listen to those he represents with a view to understanding their needs and wants, while not shying away from giving clear and forthright advice. Adrian has particular expertise in dealing with young witnesses/defendants and those with mental health issues. Adrian is a Grade 3 prosecutor and RASSO approved.


  • R v U. Birmingham CC.

I prosecuted this case of kidnap and multiple rape. The defendant was convicted on all counts and received a 22 year extended sentence. An appeal against conviction and sentence was unsuccessful.

  • R v B. Winchester CC

Leading junior for the defence in a case involving a number of complex and high value frauds of mobile phone companies. Defendant acquitted at trial following legal argument over serious failures of disclosure by the prosecution

  • R v C, M and P. Wood Green CC

I prosecuted three defendants jointly accused of Wounding with Intent. Various weapons and a dog were used in an attack on a man with mental health issues. I was able to build a rapport with my main witness and all three defendants were convicted. There was an appeal against conviction that involved the hearing of fresh evidence. I cross examined the new witness in the court of Appeal and the appeals were refused.

  • R v S. Winchester CC.

I was junior defence counsel in a murder trial involving an alleged revenge attack on the family of my client’s former partner. My leader was delayed in another case and I dealt with the case alone for the first week, which included conducting the cross examination of the crown’s pathologist. My client was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter

  • R v O. Snaresbrook CC.

This was a particularly demanding firearms case. The two main prosecution witnesses were deaf mute and required sign language interpreters.

  • R v S. St Albans CC

This case involved allegations of rape by a stepfather on a child with severe learning difficulties.


  • 1982: BA(Hons) in English Literature. St John’s College, Cambridge
  • 1990: Diploma in Law, University of Westminster.
  • 1991: Inns of Court School of Law.


Adrian speaks fluent Spanish


  • Western Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association


31 Aug 2017

Adrian Fleming appears in landmark ‘legal highs’ case

Adrian Fleming was instructed to prosecute the trial of a man accused of supplying nitrous oxide at a music festival. The trial ended with...

27 Apr 2016

Adrian Fleming prosecutes high profile case

Adrian Fleming appeared for the prosecution in a case involving a former BBC executive accused of downloading indecent images of children. The defendant's attempts...


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