Adam’s advice is always reliable, well-reasoned, and he quickly gets to the nub of any issue. He is also one of the best advocates around, his delivery is calm and concise and he effortlessly extracts vital concessions from both the expert and the lay witness.”

The Legal 500 2024, Chancery, Probate & Tax

Adam is a very experienced commercial barrister who is regularly instructed in complex and high value cases.

Adam began life at the Bar advising and assisting a hub of Welsh Local Authorities in relation to public procurement contracts worth circa £300,000,000. During this time he worked with various teams from large commercial organisations in relation to complicated and intricate contracts. This gave him real insight in relation to client needs and concerns in the commercial landscape.

Further, before coming to the Bar he spent time working in a management consultancy in London which gave him exposure to various large and very large businesses and the fundamentals of how to run a company.

In practice, he has significant experience across a variety of commercial areas. A selection of his more interesting commercial cases includes the following:

  • Acting in a tricky company law matter involving a shareholder dispute concerning the allegedly irregular creation of new share capital;
  • Acting in a case which turned on the nature of a registered incorporated association (i.e. a non-company incorporated body) and the consequences of its dissolution in unusual circumstances;
  • Advising on a statutory construction issue in the context of the Insurance Act 2015;
  • Advising in an involved partnership case which entailed disentangling partnership funds still held by a partnership many years after a relevant partner’s death;
  • Successfully enforcing an adjudicator’s decision in respect of a construction dispute, which was also (unusually) held to be binding on a relevant guarantor;
  • Acting in an involved farm property dispute, in which the ownership of the relevant farm was being contested on trusts-based, partnership-based, and TOLATA-based analyses;
  • Various cases involving property damage and/or business interruption in the context of commercial tenancies.

Adam deals with all manner of commercial cases and is regularly instructed in cases which raise difficult or esoteric points of law.

Directory Quotes

Adam is a specialist in proprietary estoppel with additional expertise in probate and will cases. He attracts praise for his down-to-earth approach. ‘He is a delight to work alongside and is hugely impressive to clients. He takes a realistic approach not just on the legal issues, but on pragmatic and strategic decisions through the life of a case, too.’

Chambers UK 2024, Chancery

Adam is an excellent barrister who always fights for the lay client. His advocacy skills are exceptional, as are his client care skills. He is extremely personable and you always know the client is in safe hands with Adam.”

Chambers UK 2024, Chancery

Adam is extremely user-friendly; methodical, clever and highly personable. Very responsive.”

The Legal 500 2023, Chancery, Probate, and Tax

The service provided by Adam is exceptional.’ ‘Adam is technically strong, both in writing and on his feet.’ ‘He is extremely personable and thinks outside the box to produce solutions in complex circumstances.’ “

Chambers UK 2023, Chancery

A very persuasive advocate, and is particularly strong on the more esoteric legal points of a case.”

Legal 500 2022, Chancery, Probate and Tax

Adam has an excellent legal brain and is extremely personable and very good to work with. He is very accessible. His advice is detailed and accessible to the lay client and he prioritises things very well.”


Very approachable and good to work with… provides sound advice that leaves no stone unturned.”

  • 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
  • Professional memberships:

    • Agricultural Law Association
    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Property Bar Association
    • Western Circuit
  • Adam Boyle is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.