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

Guy is a respected barrister with a strong commercial practice that covers complex cases across this field. He has acted in cases up to the Supreme Court level and has had many reported cases.

Guy has recently been involved in a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in a company case and appeals to Court of Appeal in a professional negligence case and a forex mortgage mis-selling claim.

He has extensive experience acting and advising in banking and mortgage disputes both for and against banks. Guy appeared in the Court of Appeal in the important case of Tidal Energy Ltd v Bank of Scotland Plc [2015] 2 All ER 15, [2014] Bus LR 1167, The Times, 28th August 2014, which concerned misdirected CHAPS transfers.

Guy is also an experienced company and partnership lawyer. In 2017, he succeeded in the Court of Appeal in overturning the judgment at first instance in the Mercantile Court in Cardiff in the case of Davy v Pickering [2017] 2 BCLC 260. This case concerned the extent of the power of the court under the new provisions in section 1032 Companies Act 2006 to make directions upon the restoration of a company to the register, both to disallow a period for the purpose of limitation and to back-date the presentation of a winding-up petition. He was subsequently successful in striking out the main action alleging negligent pensions advice on limitation grounds – Davy v 01000654 Ltd (formerly Heather Moor & Edgecomb Ltd) – [2018] All ER (D) 92 (Mar).

Directory Quotes

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

Legal 500 2017, Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery 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
  • 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
  • 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.