"Incredibly intelligent" "... a very forensic and strong cross-examiner and a great guy to have on one’s side." (Legal 500, 2024)

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, and has extensive experience of leading large teams on complex, high-value matters, often in the public eye and with an international element.  

Adam is regularly 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 and claims in respect of cryptocurrency and of cyber-attacks/hacking, and regularly trains law firms on legal issues relating to cryptoassets and attacks.

He is the Chair of the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA), and sits on the Bar Council's General Management Committee as well as on the The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) sub-committee responsible for Mentoring for Underrepresented Groups.

Adam is ranked in the latest editions of Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration (Counsel), and Civil Fraud. Recent comments include:

  • "Incredibly intelligent, can get to grips with the most complicated legal and factual issues. An encyclopaedic knowledge of the law." - Legal 500, 2024
  • "Very collegiate and responsive, and with a clear written style when advising clients" - Legal 500, 2024
  • “Adam is a senior advocate who can take some very difficult instructions and lead. He is a very forensic and strong cross-examiner and a great guy to have on one’s side." - Legal 500, 2023/2024
  • "Very knowledgeable and clever. Knows the law extremely well and can comprehend highly complex issues very quickly. Tremendous attention to detail." - Legal 500, 2023
  • "Strong analysis – quickly identifies key points, good grasp of the evidence. Writes clearly and persuasively."- Legal 500, 2023
  • "Thorough, meticulous and impressively committed to the case."- Legal 500, 2022
  • "An extremely good advocate." - Legal 500, 2021




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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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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Crypto & Digital Assets

Adam has extensive experience in applications and claims in respect of cryptocurrency and in respect of cyber-attacks/hacking. He has both obtained and resisted injunctions, and successfully taken claims against persons unknown to judgment.

He is currently instructed for Tulip Trading Limited and Craig Wright.

He regularly trains law firms on legal issues relating to cryptoassets and attacks.



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)


  • LCLCBA (Chair)
  • ChBA
  • LCIA

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