Guy Adams

Year of Call: 1989

Inn: Middle Temple

Guy’s expertise covers commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters as well as development issues. ‘Extremely commercial and highly intelligent’. ‘He has a great manner and is good on his feet.’ “

Chambers UK ,  2018
Real Estate Litigation

Guy is a chancery and commercial specialist who acts in complex cases which often raise difficult and/or novel points of law. His commercial work includes banking, finance, commercial contract, company and partnership and professional negligence. He also has expertise in more traditional chancery matters such as landlord and tenant, property and trusts.

Guy has a particular interest in the proper legal approach to transactions which on their face do not reflect the reality and the equitable remedies, which may be available in such circumstances. Whether setting aside seemingly effective transactions for mistake, misrepresentation or undue influence or enforcing informal or flawed transactions by applying the principles of construction, rectification, constructive trust or estoppel.

In administrative law matters Guy has particular experience of acting for commercial clients whose business interests have been adversely affected by administrative decisions.

He has extensive appellate experience at all levels up to the Supreme Court.

Appointments:

  • Junior Counsel to the Crown (2003-2007)

Professional memberships:

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Property Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Cantab)

Additional information:

Guy won entrance scholarships to Stowe School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Natural Sciences and Law. He did his pupillage in London in Chancery and Administrative Law chambers.