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 has vast experience of property damage litigation, having been in involved in dozens of substantial cases over a long number of years.

He often acts for large insurers in subrogated claims and is extremely well versed in the relevant commercial considerations at play in such cases.

In his property damage work he often draws upon his wider property law knowledge (see also his Real Estate page) and his significant commercial experience (see also his Commercial page).

Adam has notable experience of the following property damage claims:

  • Contribution and indemnity claims
  • Defective and/or negligent works
  • Water damage
  • Fire damage
  • Latent defects
  • Tree roots
  • Nuisance
  • Trespass
  • Damage caused in the context of tenancies

In addition Adam has significant experience of bringing high value business interruption claims on behalf of companies who have suffered losses as a consequence of property damage (often in the context of commercial tenancies).

He has helped to steer countless property damage cases from the initial advice/prospects stage, through drafting pleadings to successful settlements of up to, and over, six-figures. In one particularly memorable multi-faceted commercial fire damage case (in which an adjacent business tenant negligently started a fire but where the relevant landlord was also implicated owing to potentially deficient fire-proofing between the tenanted premises) Adam negotiated a circa quarter of a million pound settlement at a large multi-party mediation in central London.

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, Real Estate Litigation

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 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

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.”

Legal 500 2022, Property and Construction

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.