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.

Directory Quotes

Guy is a respected barrister with a strong commercial and chancery practice. ‘He has the depth of knowledge and experience, but also the touch that brings it home.’”

Chambers UK 2018, Commercial Dispute Resolution

His practice incorporates a wide range of commercial and chancery cases.”

Legal 500 2017, Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery law

A most inventive thinker. You think you cover all the angles in court, and then he comes up with something completely novel. ‘He’s keen, driven and is a self-motivator.’”

Chambers UK 2017, Real Estate Litigation

Very experienced in property disputes.”

Legal 500 2017, Property

A very eloquent advocate.”

Legal 500 2017, Public Law

Guy is highly regarded among solicitors for his innovative solutions to legal problems; one solicitor reported that ‘he came up with issues I hadn’t even thought of.’ ‘He is a blue-sky thinker – can think up arguments no one else could. He just has that scope and vision. Also, he has great perseverance – once he gets the bit between his teeth, he won’t back down. He’s fully committed to what he does; he’s a very inventive, technical lawyer.’”

Chambers UK 2016, Commercial Dispute Resolution

A very persuasive advocate.”

Legal 500 2016, Property
  • Appointments:

    • Junior Counsel to the Crown (2003-2007)
  • Qualifications & awards:

    • MA (Cantab)
  • Professional memberships:

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

  • Guy Adams 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.