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

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... 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

    Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More

  • “His ability to process material and advise immediately with absolute lucidity is stunning. He is also a delight to deal with, and is very collaborative.”

    Chambers and Partners
  • He is astonishingly bright: he sees and understands issues and the interaction between them instantly; his knowledge of the law and his ability to recall authority relevant to any given situation is, in my experience, without equal.

    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

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    Serle Court is delighted to announce another successful year in Legal 500 2021 rankings

     Serle Court has been acknowledged as a Top Tier Set in the following practice areas: Civil Fraud Offshore Partnership ... 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

    Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More