Adam has a mixed civil and criminal practice across diverse practice areas.
Adam has been instructed for pursuers and defenders in a range of personal injury litigation involving public liability, occupiers liability, employer's liability, road traffic accidents, industrial disease, historic abuse, catastrophic injury, and fatal cases. He is currently instructed in several complex medical negligence and product liability claims, including group proceedings.
Adam has extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of criminal cases. Adam has defended cases alone and with a senior counsel in the High Court involving violent and sexual offending. He has also defended cases concerning proceeds of crime, fraud, health and safety, and environmental crime. He has been instructed in appeals against conviction and sentence.
Adam has experience of professional discipline, having served as an ad-hoc reporter to the Law Society of Scotland’s Professional Conduct Sub-Committee. He has since been regularly instructed for professionals in connection with disciplinary proceedings.
Adam has extensive knowledge and interest in cases involving issues of mental health law and capacity. He has been instructed to appear before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and has regularly been appointed as a curator ad litem. He has acted in several appeals relating to decisions of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, in proceedings under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, and in related judicial reviews.