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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Adam Kane QC

Carmelite Chambers - London

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  • 9 Carmelite Street
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 0DR

Profile submitted by Adam Kane QC

Practice Areas

Criminal defence specialist across high-value and high-profile economic crime, in complex cases often involving multiple complainants, acting for company officers and professionals, in investigations in the Financial Services sector, market-rigging and regulatory offending, HMRC evasions, commercial and residential property fraud, Public Sector fraud and money laundering. Current cases include Operation Hayrack — bribery and corruption of the Privy Purse & Treasurers Office of the Royal Household; Operation Hornet —£35 million bribery, corruption and fraudulent trading case involving senior HBOS executives and turnaround consultancy; Operation Vanilla — a £40 million wine importation fraud. Recent cases include Operations Crystalline and Chainmail — sideways loss relief tax cheats using film investment scheme; Operation Spallation — misconduct of Customs Officers in public office; Operation Bellum — abuse of position and fraud conspiracy, for Nat West business banking manager; Operations Kyrenia and Groat— frauds on NHS by perfusion scientists and dentists respectively; Operation MFB — a E300 million MTiC fraud in the rag-trade; Operation Nanobot — conspiracies to defraud the Revenue and to launder proceeds of a fraud upon DEFRA; Operation Steamroller — a $100 million US securities investment fraud; and Operation Raiment — conspiracies in payroll sector to defraud management receivers and liquidators .

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, Administrative Law Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit.


BA (Oxon), CPE, Grays Inn.