Adam practised as a solicitor for three years before calling to the Bar in 2020. Since then, Adam has enjoyed a mixed civil and criminal 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.
As a solicitor, Adam gained a wide range of experience defending persons accused of serious crime. Adam has conducted both summary and jury trials, including in the High Court of Justiciary. More recently, Adam has developed a regulatory crime practice.
Adam has acted in children's referral proofs and related judicial review.
Many of the cases in which Adam has acted have involved representing vulnerable persons. Adam has a particular interest in cases involving mental health law. 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 appeals to the Sheriff Principal against decisions of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.
Adam has experience in professional discipline. Before calling, he was appointed as an ad-hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Conduct Sub-Committee.