Nature of practice
Adam acts as an advocate in Court and Arbitration work in the following core areas of practice:
Insurance, Reinsurance, Professional Negligence, Shipping and Sale of Goods.
Recent directory recommendations
Adam is recommended in the current main directories. Under Insurance and Reinsurance in Chambers and Partners 2017 he is known for his “enormous attention to detail” and “is an excellent lawyer, who is very thoughtful and able to assist with the early resolution of matters”, in Chambers and Partners 2016 he is described “a very practical person and commercially minded” and “assured and user-friendly particularly on difficult insurance disputes”, and in the same category in the Legal 500 2015 “ A very strong insurance barrister with good expertise in professional negligence”.
In the past four to five years his time has been much occupied first by a series of major shipbuilding arbitrations and latterly by the Cattles case, the biggest claim ever to be brought against an accountant, which settled shortly after the start of trial in the Commercial Court in October 2015. Adam has recently been involved in coverage issues relating to Cyber terrorism losses. He has also been involved most recently in another major international arbitration.
Arbitration and mediation
Adam also sits as an arbitrator in his core areas of practice and is a CEDR accredited mediator.