Adam Pearson practises in consumer and criminal law. His practice is increasingly focused on cases involving criminal breaches of consumer protection legislation. He has particular experience and expertise in Trading Standards Prosecutions and other regulatory offences and is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, companies and private individuals in respect of such matters. Adam is a Contributing Editor to Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice, with responsibility for the law relating to Food Safety and Labelling.His general criminal law practice, covers all aspects of criminal practice for both prosecution and defence.

His practice spans the full spectrum of criminal work, including murder, offences of violence up to and including section 18, drugs supply, dishonesty, fraud and proceeds of crime. He is a CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor on the Midland and South Eastern Circuits.

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 3

Key cases

Operation Icarus (Ongoing) – Prosecution for alleged Fraudulent Trading and CPUTR offences in relation to companies providing “Meet and Greet” parking services at Manchester Airport.

R v Ward and Others – Operation Merton (2021-2022) – Junior Prosecution Counsel led by Mary Loram QC in case of murder by stabbing. Adam conducted the sentencing proceedings and Newton Hearings for two others convicted of assisting an offender alone

Operation Forktail (2021) – Junior Prosecution Counsel in the prosecution of 9 defendants charged with a City-wide drug trafficking conspiracy, principally targeted with the supply of very significant quantities of class A (cocaine and MDMA) and Class B drugs to university students in Nottingham.

Operation Stock (2020) – Prosecution of three defendants for 4 month conspiracy to steal livestock, involving sheep being inhumanely slaughtered and butchered in their own fields in the dead of night. Having slaughtered the sheep, they would be butchered and the meat taken with the heads, fleece and entrails left for the farmers to find.
National News Report

Leicester City Council v. Buckley and Somewear Ltd (2018) – Prosecution of company and sole director in relation to the production and sale of clothing bearing registered trade marks from city centre shop premises and online. Confiscation order made requiring the Defendant to pay in excess of £500,000.