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).

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
  • 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.