His advocacy skills are expectational, 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 very experienced real estate practitioner and a “go to” barrister in relation to difficult property matters.

He is frequently instructed in the full gamut of property cases, including everything from rights of way, to complicated aspects of landlord and tenant law (including agricultural and commercial tenancies). He is often instructed in complicated hybrid cases and property-adjacent cases, such as those involving farm partnerships or relevant negligence (i.e. surveyor’s / conveyancer’s).

In addition, Adam is very well-versed in dealing with ToLATA, nuisance, trespass, boundary issues, adverse possession and easements, and has assisted many clients in respect of difficult neighbour disputes.

Adam is also experienced in dealing with issues arising in respect of the registration of land (including overreaching and overriding interests), high-value overage agreements, covenants and mortgages/lending secured against land.

A selection of his more notable cases includes the following:

  • Appearing in the Court of Appeal in the very well-known proprietary estoppel case of Davies v Davies.
  • Successfully defending all aspects of a multi-faceted appeal before The Honourable Mr Justice Ritchie in the reported case of Banks v Blount, which involved inter alia rights of way and injunctions.
  • Advising on the interpretation and effect of a 7-figure overage agreement.
  • Acting in a complex and high value farm property dispute, which involved trust, undue influence, partnership, and TOLATA themes.
  • Acting for the landlord in a long-running possession dispute concerning an unusual common law lease (i.e. outside all usual statutory regimes) granted to a company but used for residential purposes.
  • Acting in numerous complicated adverse possession matters.
  • Advising in respect of a well-known castle.
  • Success in the FTT in a matter centring around the requirement that prescriptive user be “nec precario” (Philpott v Bovisand Park).
  • Various cases involving property damage and/or business interruption in the context of commercial tenancies.
  • Various high value (i.e. millions) farming proprietary estoppel cases.
  • Successfully obtaining an urgent injunction before HHJ Carr in an agricultural right of way case.
  • A week-long trial in front of HHJ Michell concerning the lease of a multi-million pound farm (P v D).
  • Success before HHJ James in a multi-day surveyor’s negligence case concerning RICS Homebuyers surveys, with potentially national significance.

Lastly, Adam has been involved in numerous cases which raise difficult and esoteric points of property law as well as crossover cases with property-law facets. He is more than happy to be instructed in matters which require a sophisticated and tactical approach to the factual and legal issues at play.

Directory Quotes

Adam is very thorough and focused on understanding what the clients want to achieve and is realistic about the possible ways of success. He is very good at conveying abstract legal principles in a factual way.”

Chambers UK 2024 , 2024

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 and Construction

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

The Legal 500 2023, Property and Construction

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 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.”


He is very reliable and will go the extra mile. Adam makes solicitors feel that he has all the time in the world for us and our clients.”


Adam is very approachable. He is thorough and explains things in layman’s terms. He approaches things with a sensible position in mind that will only be to the benefit of the parties going forward.”


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.”


Seminars & Events

  • 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.