Adam’s cases frequently involve allegations of fraud, the breakdown of shareholder relationships, or difficult questions of contractual construction. He also has significant experience in disputes resulting from the sale of specialist machinery and technology. He is equally comfortable litigating in the courts or in arbitration.  

Adam is instructed on urgent applications including for multi-party freezing and/or search and related relief (including Bankers Trust orders, orders for cross-examination, and Bench Warrants), Norwich Pharmacal orders, orders for delivery up, and orders in support of arbitration. He acts for claimants and respondents, obtaining novel and wide-ranging relief (eg [2020] EWHC 2114 (Ch)). He has recent experience of applications in respect of cryptocurrency.

Adam has extensive experience of acting as part of a team on complex, high-value matters, often in the public eye and with an international element.  He was a member of the Legal Business Awards “Dispute Resolution Team of the Year” in both 2012 and 2013, whilst employed in the top-ranked disputes team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. 

He is a committee member of the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA). 

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Adam acts in a broad range of commercial disputes, both in court and in arbitration.

Whilst at Skadden, Adam was a member of the Legal Business Award “Dispute Resolution Team of the Year” in both 2012 and 2013.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Adam has extensive experience of fraud claims in a wide range of contexts including cryptocurrency. He frequently appears in all divisions of the High Court for both claimants and defendants on urgent appeals for interim relief, including search orders, freezing injunctions and related orders.

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Arbitration

Adam frequently acts in a wide range of international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, and in related applications to court

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Insurance & Reinsurance

Adam has substantial experience of Bermuda Form insurance having acted in a number of confidential arbitrations, each of very significant value, both for and against insurers.

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Professional Negligence

Adam acts both for and against professionals in negligence claims.

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Achievements

Education

Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, 2006; GDL, BPP Law School, 2005; BA, University of Nottingham, 2002 (First Class Honours)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Eastham Scholarship (2006)
  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship (2005)
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award (2004)
  • Winner Lincoln’s Inn Inter-Provider Mooting Competition (2005/6)
  • Runner-Up Inns of Court Inter-Inn Mooting Competition (2005/6)
  • Finalist BPP Mooting Competition (2005/6)

Memberships

  • LCIA
  • COMBAR
  • ChBA
  • LCLCBA (Committee member)

Personal Interests

  • Football
  • Motorsport
  • Cycling

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