A specialist in proprietary estoppel with additional expertise in probate and will cases. He attracts praise for his down-to-earth approach. ‘Very friendly and unstuffy. He’s very easy to use and comes up with ideas that he’s happy to discuss and get creative about.’ ‘Impresses with his ability to pick up on factually heavy matters and present them in a high-pressure area.’ “
Adam accepts instructions in a wide range of Court of Protection matters. Notably, he succeeded in a tricky appeal to the High Court in a case which, at the time it was decided, broke new ground in relation to the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Following his success in the case, Adam wrote an article for the Law Society Private Client magazine which discussed the impact of the decision. That article can be found here. Further, Adam was recently successful in a multi-day trial relating to a contested Deputyship application in which international family issues were at play.
In addition, Adam advises and appears on applications to the COP arising out of various matters, including: financial planning (such as the approval of Deeds of Variation made on behalf of a protected party); Deputyship applications under the COP; and applications to remove Attorneys who have acted inappropriately.
When it comes to COP cases Adam takes the same kind of pragmatic approach which is often adopted by the Courts in COP cases, and he recognises and endorses the emphasis that is rightly placed on acting in the best interests of the relevant protected parties.
- Chancery Bar Association
- Property Bar Association
- Western Circuit
Qualifications & awards:
- MA (Cantab) Cambridge University (Philosophy)
- Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
- Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)
- Buchanan Prize
- New Court Chambers Prize
- Lord Denning Scholarship
- Lord Brougham Scholarship
- Hardwicke Entrance Award