Adam is an experienced junior barrister with a varied commercial and international arbitration practice. His main practice areas include, among others: shipping, commodities, offshore construction, international arbitration, energy, insurance and the conflict of laws. Adam is ranked in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Directories as a “Leading Junior”, which for 2023/24 describe him as follows:

“calm, reassuring and the person you want in a panic” (C&P 2024);
“level-headed and gives a very sensible opinion on matters” (C&P 2024);
“always produces a high-quality product” (C&P 2024); and
“gives decisive and commercial advice, and good to work with” (Legal 500, 2024).

Adam is often instructed in high value and complex disputes. His recent cases include appellate experience, including before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and arbitration appeals to the Commercial Court. Adam also is an experienced trial advocate and is frequently instructed to appear in interim applications (including for freezing orders and anti-suit injunctions).

Adam also frequently appears as counsel in international arbitrations. He has particular experience in proceedings under the auspices of the LMAA, SIAC, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CI ARB, and SCMA rules. Adam’s arbitration experience includes acting for, among others, sovereign states and state-owned companies. He also has experience in arbitration proceedings seated abroad, those governed by foreign substantive and/or procedural laws and has previously acted as an advisor on English law in support of foreign court proceedings.

Adam’s practice includes a significant advisory element, dealing with a wide range of issues relating to actual or contemplated dispute resolution. He is also one of several members of Essex Court Chambers who volunteer their time to support the Social Mobility Foundation.


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