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 an experienced chancery practitioner with a strong focus on real estate work. His expertise covers commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters as well as development issues. He represents clients at all levels of the court system as well as in arbitrations.

He recently appeared in Smyth-Tyrrell v Bowden [2018] All ER (D) 22 (Feb), an unusual claim relating to substantial expenditure on a derelict property in Cornwall, which raised landlord and tenant issues (AHA 1986 and 1954 Act) and proprietary estoppel.

In Saunders v Caerphilly County Borough Council  [2015] 2 P & CR 418 Guy acted for the claimant, whose land had been compulsorily purchased under the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965, where he successfully established that it would be unconscionable for the acquiring authority to rely on a limitation defence.

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.