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 has extensive experience of acting in professional negligence matters, but in particular in relation to solicitors and financial advisers.

He has extensive appellate experience and his Court of Appeal appearances in professional negligence matters include Joyce v Darby & Darby [2014] EWCA Civ 677 (conveyancing: extent of duty and causation) and Channon (trading as Channon & Co) v Ward (trading as Ward & Associates) [2015] EWHC 4256 (QB); [2017] EWCA Civ 13 (insurance broker: loss of a chance, insurance terms and causation)). He has also acted for the solicitors carrying out transaction work for a major high street bank in relation to negligence issues that arose in respect of the firms handling of mortgage transactions.

Guy has particular expertise in limitation, recently successfully striking out a stale claim against a financial adviser in Davy v 01000654 Ltd (formerly Heather Moor & Edgecomb Ltd [2018] EWHC 353 (QB) (date of knowledge under section 14A Limitation Act 1980).

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

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Cantab)