Paul Adams


Year of Call: 2008

“He is an excellent lawyer and a formidable adversary; he is very quick and clever and a tenacious advocate.”

 

The Legal 500

Practice Overview

Paul has a broad commercial chancery practice covering most of chambers’ core practice areas, and seeks to bring a rigorous, commercial and creative approach to the cases in which he is instructed.  Paul is often instructed to act as sole counsel in cases in the High Court, in the County Courts and abroad. He is also regularly instructed to act as junior counsel in large-scale commercial and chancery litigation. Paul has been instructed in a number of prominent cases, including nine-figure trust and professional negligence claims and high-profile company and civil fraud litigation.

News & Events

  • News

    Pugachev five years on: were the trusts really bare trusts?

    “Pugachev five years on: Paul Adams has written an article taking a new look at the use of... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2022

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

  • Events

    FULLY BOOKED - Equitable interest – the Court of Appeal decision in Watson v Kea Investments Ltd [2019] 4 W.L.R 145

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

  • “When you're in a case it feels like he is really in it with you… his ability to tell a story in a positive way is special.”

    Chambers and Partners
  • “He is frighteningly bright, yet never anything other than easy and straightforward to deal with. He is a tenacious advocate, and his drafting is also the best I have ever come across (at any level).”

    The Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

BA in Law - St Catherine’s College, Oxford (Double First; ranked top in the University in moderations and finals)
BCL - St Catherine’s College (Distinction; ranked top in the University)
BVC - BPP London (Outstanding; ranked top in the Law School)

Eldon Scholarship at the University of Oxford (2008)
Vinerian Scholarship at the University of Oxford (2006)
Wronker Law Prize at the University of Oxford (2005)

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

BSB Registration

Paul Adams appears on the BSB register as Paul Christopher Adams

VAT Number

978471659

In the Press

Sir Owen Glenn KNZM ONZM and Kea Investments Limited v Eric Watson, Novatrust Limited and others [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch), The Barrister, 5 October

Glenn v Watson Trust Dispute, STEP Journal, 2nd August 2018 

Property Investor Gets OK To Drop £129m Deal in Fraud Case, Law 360, 1st August 2018

News & Events

  • News

    Pugachev five years on: were the trusts really bare trusts?

    “Pugachev five years on: Paul Adams has written an article taking a new look at the use of... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2022

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

  • Events

    FULLY BOOKED - Equitable interest – the Court of Appeal decision in Watson v Kea Investments Ltd [2019] 4 W.L.R 145

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More