Adam acquired experience across all areas of Chambers’ expertise during pupillage. He frequently appears in trials, interim applications and preliminary hearings, in addition to managing a busy paperwork practice.
Adam is building a reputation as a dependable junior. He has been instructed in a number of matters beyond his year of call, including numerous complex constitutional appeals before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
Before pupillage Adam gained exposure to a range of practice areas, including receiving a grant to work with attorneys in New Orleans on death row appeals and working on asylum claims in Greece with an international NGO. During his legal studies he worked in the civil liberties team at Hodge, Jones and Allen LLP and volunteered with Liberty. He also regularly appeared, on a pro bono basis, before the First-tier (social security) Tribunal as a representative with the Free Representation Unit, the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust and as a legal advisor with the UCL Centre for Access to Justice.
Adam is developing significant expertise in matters originating from the Commonwealth Caribbean and in appellate work before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. His interest and experience in this area of practice encompasses constitutional law, human rights, judicial review, election law, commercial law, general common law and criminal appeals.
Recent cases includes:
Adam has a particular interest in legal developments in the Commonwealth Caribbean. As a pupil he co-wrote a speech which was delivered by Malcolm Bishop K.C. at the 2021 Commonwealth Law Conference in Nassau, in the Bahamas, exploring the relationship between equality rights and rights to religious freedom.
Adam is developing a broad practice encompassing all aspects of commercial dispute resolution and arbitration. He regularly appears in and advises on a range of general commercial matters.
Adam accepts instructions across the full spectrum of company and insolvency litigation and advisory work.
As a pupil he assisted Tom Poole K.C. in a complex unfair prejudice petition involving allegations of conflicts of interest and breaches of statutory, fiduciary and common law director’s duties.
Adam recently assisted Richard Samuel in an unfair prejudice petition concerning the scope of directors’ duties under the Companies Act 2006 in the context of historic allegations of racism and discrimination in Re Prospect Place (Wimbledon) Management Co Ltd  EWHC 76 (Ch).
Adam’s expertise in public law matters is informed by his recent experience being led in numerous public and constitutional appeals in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and his background working in civil liberties, social security and immigration matters across a range of contexts, in addition to his experience working in social policy before coming to the bar. He is a member of the Attorney General’s junior junior panel of counsel.
Adam was formerly instructed as junior junior counsel to the Undercover Policing Inquiry.
His reported public and constitutional law cases include:
Adam is frequently instructed in matters involving the Package Travel Regulations (both the 1992 and 2018 iterations). He regularly appears in trials and drafts advices and pleadings in disputes involving the same.
During pupillage he assisted members of chambers in preparing advices, drafting statements of case, and skeleton arguments, for use in a range of disputes involving jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues.
He regularly acts for airlines in passenger claims for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004 and under the Montreal Convention.
Adam publishes articles on the latest developments in travel litigation in Chambers’ Travel and Aviation Quarterly. Pieces have explored:
Adam maintains a busy personal injury practice, encompassing matters arising out of road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, highways act and holiday sickness claims. He accepts instructions to advise on matters relating to liability, causation, quantum, evidence, costs and related procedural issues. He is developing particular expertise in defending matters which involve exaggerated, dishonest and fraudulent claims which raise issues of fundamental dishonesty.
Adam accepts instructions across the full spectrum of employment law matters. He has appeared in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and County Court.
During pupillage he assisted Tom Poole K.C. in a complex 10-day Employment Tribunal hearing which involved allegations of sexual harassment, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination, harassment, victimisation, and issues relating to contributory fault: A v (1) The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2) B Case Number: 2200417/2019. He also assisted Tom Poole K.C. in an Employment Tribunal hearing involving unlawful deduction from wages.