Adam is a pragmatic, commercially minded dispute resolution practitioner with a focus predominantly in construction and contractual dispute but also has an interest in and media, privacy and communication disputes. Adam is also a qualified mediator.
Adam is a pragmatic, commercially minded Dispute Resolution practitioner with a focus predominantly in construction and contractual disputes but also has an interest in and media, privacy and communication disputes. He thrives on the analytical nature of dispute resolution and has experience of traditional court based litigation, mediations, adjudication and expert determination.
Prior to joining Hay & Kilner LLP, having acquired his Higher Rights of Audience (Civil), Adam spent eighteen months specialising in advocacy representing clients in the water, energy and commercial waste management sectors including case management, interim and trial advocacy. Before specialising exclusively in contentious work, Adam also undertook non-contentious work including the asset disposals the including publicised the disposal of Newcastle City Hall, drafting commercial contracts, advising on post Brexit arrangements for the acquisition of a shipping company.
Adam is a qualified mediator registered as an Associate with the Civil Mediation Council and a Member of the Society of Mediators. He is available to accept instructions to facilitate mediations, for more information please get in touch.
Adam takes pride in his ability to draw on his commercial experience gained through various private and public positions. Presently, Adam is a Director and the Company Secretary of Visit Northumberland Limited the destination management organisation for tourism in Northumberland. He is also the Person for Independent Person for Standards at the Northumberland National Park Authority. His previous positions include being a Governor at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust (2013-2018) and as a Company Secretary of Newcastle Cricket Club CIC (2015-2016).
Adam is the author of the Litigation Handbook (Law Society, 2021) and regularly has articles published in the Construction Law Journal and the Company Lawyer.
Adam is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.
Adam qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales (2018) and as a solicitor advocate (2021).
Media, Privacy and Communications
Adam enjoys been outdoors can often be found paddle boarding, cycling or walking. He is a keen historian, traveller and is a regular attendee at the theatre.
The overall result far exceeds what we realistically thought we would receive. We can't thank Adam enough for his time, effort and expertise throughout. It is very much appreciated.
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