Simon Adamyk > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

New Square Chambers
New Square Chambers


Barrister with considerable experience of a broad range of Chancery and commercial litigation and advisory work, including insolvency, company law, professional negligence, property, civil fraud, and a large number of business and commercial disputes. He has acted for the liquidators in aspects of the ‘Maxwell’ litigation and has also acted for the Treasury Solicitor. He was instructed on behalf of more than one of the former directors of The Equitable Life Assurance Society in the multi-billion-pound claim brought by the Society against its former directors. He has also been called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean in the Territory of the British Virgin Islands, and he has appeared before the High Court of the British Virgin Islands and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean. He has also attended the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in The Bahamas, the High Court and the Appeal Division of the Isle of Man, and has appeared twice before the Privy Council. He has been involved in a stream of major disputes, such as the huge BTA Bank litigation in the BVI and London (one of the largest cases of the year according to The Lawyer), the Fortis Fund Services v Seward and Kissel litigation in the Bahamas and the Privy Council, GML v Carina Nominees, the Bitel dispute in the Isle of Man and the Privy Council, the Stax Group litigation, high value international commercial arbitrations in Paris and London, and hotly-contested and high value trust and commercial disputes in Jersey and London. Many of his cases involve international issues, and he is used to dealing with questions of jurisdiction and foreign law both within Europe and further afield. He has been listed in ‘Legal Week’ as a ‘highly recommended’ barrister and by ‘Chambers and Partners’ in successive years as a ‘leader at the Bar’ and a ‘leading junior’.


Called to the Bar 1991; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean 2006.


Working knowledge of French.


Chancery Bar Association; former member of Chancery Division Court Users’ Committee; former treasurer and committee member of Chancery Bar Association.


Downing College, Cambridge (MA Hons; triple first; achieved highest mark in University in each of his three years, plus a ‘starred first’ in his first year); Harvard Law School (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon AdamykNew Square ChambersIncredibly professional, polite, perceptive, highly intelligent and is able to untangle complex conundrums.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon AdamykNew Square ChambersGreat eye for detail, user friendly, fiendishly clever.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Simon AdamykNew Square ChambersGreat eye for detail, user friendly, and fiendishly clever.

London Bar > Company and partnership

(Company - Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Simon AdamykNew Square ChambersHe is incredibly bright and an absolute go-to barrister for anything that is horrendously complicated.

London Bar > Insolvency

New Square Chambers is ‘fast becoming the go-to set for insolvency work at the junior end‘, with barristers who have particular expertise in offshore insolvency but also regularly handle domestic corporate and personal insolvencies. Able to draw on his experience in shareholder disputes, Robin Hollington QC is noted for his UK-based and international insolvency litigation practice. He recently led Simon Adamyk in relation to to advising a high-value public listed company on the risk of winding up proceedings threatened by minority shareholders. Senior junior David Eaton Turner has an outstanding insolvency and restructuring practice. Jessica Powers is fast developing a strong commercial chancery practice, with a focus on insolvency, and is certainly a name to note at the junior Bar.