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John Adams
Edmund Barton Chambers

Ground Floor
29 Woods Street

GPO Box 4435

Tel: 0407 888 004
Fax: 8941 0849

John Adams is a barrister at Edmund Barton Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.


John is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, the Supreme Court of the NT, The Federal Court and The High Court of Australia.


BEcon, B.A.B (Barristers Admission Board), 1979

Areas of Practice

Criminal – Appellate, Crimes against the Person, Drugs, Extradition, Fraud, Juvenile Justice, Mental Illness, Proceeds of Crime/Money Laundering, Property Offences, Sexual Assault, Traffic, White Collar and Corporate Crime, Work Health and Safety

Family Law and Guardianship – Care and Protection

Appellate – Criminal Appeals


From 1979-1986 John practised at the Sydney Bar doing initially Civil work, in 1984 john was appointed a Civil Arbitrator for both the District Court and the Local Court of NSW by the Chief Judge and the Chief Stipendiary Magistrate respectively. For over 19 years John was employed as a Crown Prosecutor and then Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions. John has appeared in all Criminal Courts in the Northern Territory. John has also prosecuted many Supreme Court trials and less frequently, Court of Criminal Appeal matters. John has also appeared in many Justices Appeals and committal matters. John came to the Northern Territory Bar in 2009 and has been practicing criminal law since then. John largely appears on the defence side.