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 passionate about mediation and the benefits it can offer to the parties who participate in it. He trained as a mediator with the London School of Mediation nearly ten years ago in 2015 and has been mediating disputes ever since.

As one of the leading Real Estate barristers in the South West and Wales, who is also a very well respected Chancery barrister, Adam’s mediation practice focuses on those core areas of law.

Adam has mediated disputes involving the following legal issues:

  • Rights of Way
  • Easements
  • Trespass
  • Nuisance
  • Property Ownership
  • Declarations and Injunctions
  • Leases
  • Land Registration
  • Boundary Issues
  • Estoppel / Proprietary Estoppel
  • Adverse Possession
  • Occupation Rent
  • Farming, Agricultural & Equestrian Issues
  • Harassment
  • Will Validity Challenges
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Breach of Trust / Fiduciary Duties
  • 1975 Act claims
  • Undue Influence
  • Mental Capacity


In addition to his significant commercial mediation experience (above), Adam has also undertaken extensive pro bono mediation work. He dedicated countless hours over a number of years to mediating community disputes for the local Bristol charity Resolve West – formerly Bristol Mediation.

Adam’s years of pro bono experience greatly assisted his development as a mediator, in respect of the requisite talking and listening skills, and he considers that it brings an extra dimension to his approach to mediations.

Adam prides himself on being able to see difficult disputes from all the relevant angles and considers that he can always find a way to analyse a case, or to assist the parties (and their lawyers), in a manner which moves all sides closer to settlement.

More generally, he thoroughly enjoys his mediation work, and takes a calm, practical, and solutions-focused approach to the disputes which he mediates.

Adam has a high success rate as a litigation mediator which he puts down to the breadth of his relevant experiences, most notably his years of commercial and community mediation work, and over a decade in practice at the Bar.

Client feedback from his mediations includes the following:

  •  “He made an anxious client feel at ease.”
  • “Very professional” with a “client-centric approach.”
  • “Completely informed as to the problems and explained everything very clearly.”
  • “Adam’s kind and sensitive approach was fantastic. He successfully navigated the parties to reach an amicable conclusion despite the odds being stacked against him. I would definitely utilise Adam’s services in the future.”
  • “I don’t think he could have been more helpful.”

Adam has given numerous talks on the topic of mediation (and remote mediation) and is always willing to receive inquiries or questions about the potential suitability of a case for mediation, whether in person or held remotely. He offers a variety of options regarding the format for mediation – and is also able to host cost-effective half-day mediations in appropriate cases which lend themselves to that more time efficient format.

For more information or to ask any questions about mediation please contact Adam or one of his clerks: Simon Lyons, Paul Nuttall or Paul Bennett.

Directory Quotes

Adam can take complex issues and explain them with ease. He is always on hand to answer questions or queries and is readily available. ‘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, Real Estate Litigation

Adam is a confident advocate and his skills far exceed his year of call, putting him on a par with those more senior than him and way above his peers of similar call and experience.”

The Legal 500 2024, Property Construction

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’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, 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

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

Legal 500 2023, Chancery, Probate & Tax

Adam is an experienced junior barrister specialising in commercial and chancery matters. He is often seen acting in a variety of real estate matters such as proprietary estoppel, overage and boundary disputes. ‘Adam explains matters clearly and is practical.’ “

Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate Litigation

Adam is incredibly knowledgeable in his field, with a wealth of expertise. He is an excellent and very persuasive advocate.”

Legal 500 2023, Property & Construction

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.”

Chambers UK 2022, Chancery

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


Very intellectually strong and he is able to think around a problem. If you present him with scenario A, he will look for scenarios B, C and D.”


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.