Guy Adams

Year of Call: 1989

Inn: Middle Temple

A powerful advocate.”

Legal 500 law,  2016
Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery

Guy is an experienced chancery practitioner with a thorough understanding of trust principles, and acts and advises in connection with the administration of trusts and estates. He has a particular expertise in derivative actions.

He is a member of STEP and has had a number of reported trusts, estates, estoppel and undue influence cases. He also appeared in the first trust/estate case to be heard by the Supreme Court: Roberts v Gill [2011] 1 AC 240, which is the leading case on derivative actions.

In the last year he has appeared in a reported trusts case, and appeared at a 5-day trial involving a claim by way proprietary estoppel.


  • 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)

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.