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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
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302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.brickcourt.co.uk

Tom Adam QC

Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Tom Adam QC is well-known as a leading advocate and adviser in a broad range of heavy commercial work. Recent cases include acting for the successful claimant in a hard-fought two week arbitration between well-known oligarchs; bringing a £120m claim for Northern Rock against its former solicitors; and a successful appeal (having not acted below) for the Candy brothers against a freezing order (Holyoake v Candy [2017] 2 All ER (Comm) 513).  In October 2018 he will lead a 3 counsel team in a 3-4 month Commercial Court trial, instructed by Herbert Smith.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersHas meticulous attention to detail.

Within: Commercial litigation

'A quality set across the board', Brick Court Chambers is 'pre-eminent for commercial disputes'. Clients note that the 'work ethic of the barristers and excellence of their work-product and delivery is almost always superb'. The set's hugely impressive workload demonstrates the esteem with which its barristers are held, as well as their versatility. Recent highlights include Holyoake v Candy Brothers, in which Tim Lord QCTom Adam QC and Ben Woolgar were among a group of five members acting for the defendants. Other major cases include Bank St Petersburg v Arkhangelsky, and SKATv Solo Capital Partners and (160) others.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is very intelligent and easy to work with.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersA very strong team player and team leader.

Within: Professional negligence

Brick Court Chambers is an 'exceptional set with truly superb counsel at all levels'. It is noted for its experience in high-profile cases involving film finance investment schemes, as well claims involving auditors, solicitors, brokers and financial services professionals. Tom Adam QC appeared for Ernst & Young in Alton v Ernst & Young, a claim alleging that negligent advice was given to wealthy individuals regarding a film finance, tax-management opportunity. Simon Salzedo QC and Tony Singla defended Grant Thornton in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton, a £50m claim for negligent auditing.

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