Adam’s versatile oral and written advocacy lends itself to the specialist practice areas in which he is instructed. He is particularly regarded for his legal acumen: readily identifying, distilling and clearly-presenting complex legal arguments which go to the core of disputes.
Adam was called to the Bar in the Summer of 2013 after being awarded a Distinction in Commercial Law LLM.
‘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
Prior to practice in England and Wales Adam was appointed as in-house counsel to a large financial intermediary business in Hong Kong SAR, China. While in Asia, Adam managed cross-border litigation, compliance to financial regulations and advisory work. Later, as a director of the firm, Adam oversaw corporate and private client affairs.
Adam’s experience gives him a depth of insight into commercial pragmatism and building business relationships. Adam brings this to bear in his often technical practice at the Bar; he is able to focus on complex legal problems spanning disparate practice areas while retaining the ability to quickly assess the most efficient route to resolution for lay clients.
Adam was appointed as updating author of Hong Kong’s leading practitioner text on banking and finance law and contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong. Adam accepts civil instructions from the Government Legal Department under the terms of a junior treasury counsel scheme. Adam is also registered as a direct access practitioner and can accept suitable instructions directly from members of the public.
Scholarships and Memberships
- Cassel Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (Major, named bar finals scholarship)
- Wigglesworth Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (Major, named pupillage scholarship)
- Denning Society Member, Lincoln’s Inn
- 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), triathlon (at a vanishingly amateur level), (increasingly technical) scuba diving, backcountry skiing, fly fishing, historical linguistics, chess, photography and contemporary art.