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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7379 3550
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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
Email:
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation. Particular expertise in professional negligence (especially solicitors, insurance brokers and accountants); and insurance/reinsurance disputes. Important recent cases include Three Rivers DC v Bank of England (No 6) [2004], Football League v edge ellison [2006] EWHC 1462, Yukos v Financial Services Authority [2006] EWHC 2044, Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens [2009] 1 AC 1391, D. Pride & ors v Institute of Animal Health [2009] EWHC 685 and Prudential v Pandolfo [2010] EWCA Civ 1094.

Career

Qualified solicitor 1990; called 1991; QC 2008. Publications: ‘Documentary Evidence’ (Sweet and Maxwell, 7th Edition, 2000) with Charles Hollander QC; ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (LLP) Chapter 10 – Insurance Brokers (with Stephen Ruttle QC).

Education

Norwich School; Trinity College, Cambridge.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersVery good, very bright, able and user friendly.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersA depth of experience in the insurance market.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Tom Adam QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is smart, good on his feet in court, and is on top of the detail.

Within: Professional negligence

Brick Court Chambers is a ‘premier set’ for professional negligence work, it has ‘excellent quality at all levels’, and is often instructed in cases involving major accountancy firms, banks and other financial institutions, solicitors, insurance brokers, actuaries, and tax advisers. Tim Lord QC led Simon Salzedo QC, Stephen Midwinter QC and Craig Morrison in acting for KWL in resisting the appeal by UBS in a case which examined the professional negligence of a portfolio manager. Tom Adam QC is acting for Ernst & Young in a case involving a film finance tax avoidance scheme. Adam is also leading Tony Singla in a case brought by Northern Rock against Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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