Called to the Bar in the Summer of 2013 after being awarded a Distinction in a specialist Commercial Law LLM, Adam is regarded by the directories as—
“a first–rate barrister. As an advocate, he is persuasive, deliberate and captivating; he holds court very well and is disarmingly affable but highly
effective in cross–examination.”
– Legal 500, 2022, 2023: Commercial, Tier 1
“clearly very bright but he is also user–friendly and able to convey advice to clients in a clear and uncomplicated manner. His advocacy is
robust when needed and he is a clear and compelling communicator in
– Legal 500, 2024: Commercial, Tier 1
Adam’s versatile and durable advocacy lends itself to the specialist practice areas in which he is regularly instructed, chiefly in the commercial and admiralty courts. Adam’s tactful
approach sees him entrusted with cases which garner significant public interest.
Adam was previously in–house counsel to and managing director of a large financial intermediary business in Hong Kong, managing cross–border litigation, compliance to
financial regulations and advisory work.
Adam’s experience gives him a depth of insight into commercial pragmatism and building business relationships, complementing his often technical practice at the Bar.
Adam was the updating author of Hong Kong’s leading practitioner text on banking and finance law and contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong.
“Adam conveys his advice in a concise and commercial manner, and can hold his own in
court against counsel of significantly greater seniority.”
– Legal 500, 2021: Commercial, Rising Star
Scholarships and Memberships
Cassel and Wigglesworth Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (major scholarships)
Denning Society Member, Lincoln’s Inn
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) Member
Direct Public Access Certification, 2017
BPTC (Very Competent), 2013
LLM Commercial Law (Distinction), 2012
LLB Law & International Relations (2.i), 2011
Hobbies and Interests
Outside of legal practice Adam enjoys yacht racing (at a previously professional level), ski
mountaineering, increasingly technical scuba diving, fly fishing, historical linguistics, chess,
photography , contemporary art and spending time with his cat.