Professional Testimonials

Juries find him very difficult to dislike and his natural likeability is something that can benefit a defendant in a criminal case. In cross-examinations he can switch from easy-going to stone-cold in a second – sometimes to devastating effect.

Chambers UK 2022

Adrian is calm, methodical and totally unflappable under pressure. A charming advocate whom juries like.

Legal 500 2022, Fraud Crime

He makes the implausible sound plausible.

Chambers UK 2022

Adrian is an outstanding all-round barrister who makes persuasive arguments before the Court of Appeal. He is truly a titan at the criminal bar.

Legal 500 2022, Crime

He is one of the leading experts in this area and has encyclopedic knowledge of POCA.

Chambers UK 2022

He is an extremely capable lawyer who is fair and focused.

Chambers UK 2022

Great with clients and pure class in court.

Chambers UK

A good tactician who is diligent and painstaking. He has an easy way with the jury.

Chambers UK 2021

Brilliant at spotting needles in haystacks, and his client care skills are spot-on.

Legal 500 2021, Crime

Very thorough. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal principles. Excellent at communicating with the client. He remains positive in the face of even the worst of judicial storms.

Legal 500 2021, Fraud

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

Chambers UK

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

Legal 500

His advocacy is top-drawer.

Legal 500

A supreme trial advocate.

Legal 500

Pragmatic and client-focused, with an enviable knowledge of confiscation law and procedure.

Legal 500 2019

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

Very dependable and approachable, he is a knowledgeable advocate too.

Legal 500 2018, Crime

A very charismatic and human jury advocate.

Legal 500 2018, Fraud

Contact Top-Rated Direct Access Criminal Defence Barrister | Adrian Eissa KC

If you or a loved one would like an initial conversation about your case with one of the UK’s top-rated and most experienced and successful direct access criminal defence barristers, speak to my clerk, Daniel.


  • Recorder of Crown Court 2012
  • Queen’s Counsel 2018


  • The Proceeds of Crime
    Millington & Sutherland Williams 5th Ed, 2018. Oxford University Press, Civil Recovery Chapters
  • Criminal Law Week 2019
    Case commentary
  • Fraud: A Practitioners Handbook
    Bloomsbury Professional 2014
  • Confiscation: A Practitioners Handbook
    Bloomsbury Professional 2011


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