Rob Adam > Greene & Greene > Bury St Edmunds, England > Lawyer Profile

Greene & Greene
80 GUILDHALL STREET
BURY ST EDMUNDS
IP33 1QB
England

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Trained Few & Kester. Qualified 1995 Wilson Browne, 1995 – 1997, Solicitor / Partner Ashton Graham / Ashtons Legal 1007 – 2018. Partner Greene & Greene from 2018.

Rob specialises in dispute resolution work.  Main areas of which are commercial litigation, property litigation, contentious trusts and probate, insolvency and construction. He heads the firm’s team of dispute resolution lawyers. Rob is an accomplished solicitor with a wide range of experience in dispute resolution work. He also holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes with a commendation.

Memberships

STEP Member

Education

Ingatestone Anglo European School, Newcastle Universary 1990 B A Hons: Newcastle Polytechnic CPE 1992, Universtiy of Northumbria L & F 1993.

Leisure

Triathlon & Youth Rugby Coach Bury St. Edmunds RUFC.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

(Leading individuals)

Rob AdamGreene & Greene

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is ‘unsurpassed in East Anglia, offering a service akin to a City practice in Suffolk’. Rob Adam and Michael Batty are the lead partners. Batty, who is ‘very experienced and extremely acute‘, acted for the former marketing director of insulation manufacturer Celotex in matters arising from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Adam ‘should be working at a Magic Circle firm and his clients are lucky to have him in East Anglia at those rates‘. He frequently handles High Court claims and multimillion-pound partnership disputes. Sarah Western focuses predominantly on construction litigation, but also handles a broad palette of commercial disputes.

East Anglia > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is ‘like a breath of fresh air in the world of law firms and they handle clients with sensitivity and professionalism‘. The firm handles all aspects of contested wills, including challenges to their validity on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity,  and claims under the Inheritance Act involving multimillion-pound assets. In cases concerning complex and high-value trusts, it acts for trustees and beneficiaries. Litigation partners Michael Batty and Rob Adam (who is ‘highly intelligent, sharp but very personable‘) are then key practitioners. Adam holds a STEP Advanced Certificate in trust disputes. Consultant Kate Chandler also plays a key role in the practice.

East Anglia > Real estate > Construction

The construction practice at Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is ‘easily accessible and responses are always very prompt‘, and clients praise the firm’s ‘clear and concise advice‘. It frequently acts for funders, developers, contractors and sub-contractors on large-scale projects and high-value construction disputes. Sarah Western leads the construction practice and ‘goes above and beyond to ensure total client satisfaction‘. Litigation partners Rob Adam and Michael Batty and residential and commercial development specialist Hugo Greer-Walker (who is ‘‘very efficient, friendly and highly knowledgeable‘ also play key roles in the practice. Associate Anna Britland is also recommended for public procurement and state aid matters.

East Anglia > Real estate > Property litigation

Greene & Greene in Bury St Edmunds is ‘always on hand to help whenever you need advice‘, and clients note that the firm has ‘skilled, committed individuals and yet has a personal touch‘. Litigation partners Rob Adam and Michael Batty handle contentious property matters as part of broader dispute resolution practices. Adam is ‘always at the end of a phone whenever clients need his help‘, and Batty is ‘extremely able and a safe pair of hands‘. The recent work includes adverse possession orders, dilapidations and repairs claims, and complex nuisance matters.