Adam called to the Bar in 2020. Since then, Adam has enjoyed a mixed criminal and civil practice across diverse practice areas.
Adam has acted for pursuers and defenders concerning a range of personal injury litigation. He has also been instructed in claims arising from clinical negligence and historical abuse.
Prior to joining Compass Chambers, Adam worked in a busy firm of solicitors in Fife where he specialised in crime, family, and mental health law. He gained extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of criminal cases. Adam has conducted summary and jury trials. At the Bar, Adam has defended cases alone and with a senior counsel in the High Court of Justiciary. He has also acted in cases concerning proceeds of crime, extradition, health and safety, and environmental prosecutions. In addition to crime, Adam has been instructed in children's referral proofs, in related judicial review, and in permanence proceedings.
Before calling, Adam was appointed as an ad-hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Conduct Sub-Committee, providing recommendations to the Committee concerning conduct complaints against Solicitors. He has since been instructed for professionals in connection with disciplinary proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Adam has a particular interest in cases involving issues of mental health law and capacity. Many of the cases in which Adam has acted have involved representing vulnerable persons. He has regularly appeared before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and has been appointed as a curator ad litem. He has been instructed in several appeals to the Sheriff Principal against decisions of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.