Adam called to the Bar in 2020. His main areas of practice are Personal Injury, Product Liability, Clinical Negligence, Professional Discipline, and Crime.
Adam has worked on personal injury and clinical negligence cases for both pursuers and defenders. Since calling he has been instructed for pursuers in cases involving product liability.
As a solicitor, Adam developed a wide range of criminal experience in the sheriff and high courts. He has conducted summary trials, jury trials, and appeals. He has represented clients in regulatory and proceeds of crime cases. At present he has instructions for accused in cases involving allegations of murder, attempted murder, rape, sexual assault, and prosectuions involving the Scottish Environment Proteciton Agency.
Adam frequently represented clients in children’s hearings, children's referral proceedings, permanence proceedings, and related appeals. As counsel, Adam has conducted children's referral proofs and has been instructed in a judicial review against a decision of the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration.
Adam also has experience in professional discipline. Prior to calling he was appointed as an ad-hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Conduct Sub-Committee.
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. Adam has a particular interest in cases involving issues of mental health law and capacity. In addition to appearing before the Tribunal, Adam has been instructed in appeals to the Sheriff Principal against decisions of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
- Personal Injury
- Health And Safety Prosecutions
- Environmental Prosecutions
- Corporate Financial Prosecutions
- Professional Negligence
- Clinical Negligence
- Professional Discipline
- Fatal Accident Inquiries
- Business Crime And Regulation
- Arbitration And Mediation
- Neutral Evaluation And Expert Determination
- Representation And Negotiation