Year of Call: 2012

Inn: Lincoln’s Inn

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.’ “

Chambers UK,  2020
CHANCERY

Proprietary estoppel is one of Adam’s main specialisms. As a pupil he attended the Court of Appeal with Leslie Blohm QC, also of this Chambers, in the proprietary estoppel case of Davies v Davies [2014] EWCA Civ 568. Adam then wrote the article ‘The Promised Land’ which analysed the main issues in the case and was published in the Law Society’s Private Client magazine. He was then (as a tenant) instructed to act for Eirian Davies and appeared alongside the QC in the matter’s second trip to the Court of Appeal on the topic of quantum (Davies and Another v Davies [2016] EWCA Civ 463). He has since been involved in another reported proprietary estoppel / common intention constructive trust case – Culliford v Thorpe [2018] EWHC 426 (Ch). Adam is fast becoming the “go to” barrister for some solicitors in this area.

In addition, Adam has given numerous talks and seminars on the topic of proprietary estoppel, and maintains an ongoing academic interest in the evolution of the doctrine.

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association

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
  • Northumbria University BPTC Scholarship
  • Lord Brougham Scholarship
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award