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.

Legal 500 2020

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

    Judgement in Watson v Kea Investments handed down today

    Today, the Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Watson v Kea Investments Limited, part of long-running litigation brought... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak – Company and Partnership law

    The latest edition of SerleSpeak is now available to download on the newsletters section of the website. This edition focuses... 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 2019
  • “Incredibly bright and highly approachable.”

    Chambers and Partners 2020

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

    Judgement in Watson v Kea Investments handed down today

    Today, the Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Watson v Kea Investments Limited, part of long-running litigation brought... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak – Company and Partnership law

    The latest edition of SerleSpeak is now available to download on the newsletters section of the website. This edition focuses... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

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