Adam Kane QC

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Organised Crime

Defends in high-value organised crime, often with an international element. Has particular expertise in massive smuggling cases ( drugs and people ) often involving complex PII / disclosure / SOCPA issues.


Operation Tavernier – For principal of Immigration Practice and managing director of tailoring business trafficking multiple Pakistani nationals to the UK for commercial exploitation.

Operation Birkhill – Defendant acquitted following 5 month people-trafficking for sexual exploitation and domestic prostitution conspiracy trial involving multiple Central European complainants

R  –v- A, Court of Appeal - sentencing considerations for organiser of 5 tonne cannabis importation.

R –v- Camp & Others - for alleged armourer acquitted in case involving super-grass discredited in notorious Morgan murder investigation

R  –v- Purcell & Others - for alleged distributor acquitted in 4 tonne cannabis importation.

R  –v- Rob & Others – for principal importing largest seizure of heroin on UK mainland.

R  –v- Shakeel & 10 others - Sole defendant acquitted of £19 million cigarette duty evasion.