Mr Adam Cloherty KC > Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Adam has a broad commercial chancery practice acting in and advising on commercial and private wealth disputes both at home and abroad.

He is “a top-notch advocate”, “great on his feet and on paper”, who “impresses sources with his courtroom advocacy skills”.

Adam’s cross-disciplinary approach across Chambers’ main fields of practice means his commercial nous is frequently brought to bear in the private wealth sphere, while his deep knowledge of equitable, trust and corporate principles is widely sought out in commercial matters.


Call: 2005 | Silk: 2023; called to BVI Bar and (ad hoc) to the Cayman Bar.




  • Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
  • Chancery Bar Association (former Committee member)
  • R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
  • AIJA


St John’s College, Cambridge (2003 BA Hons Law, 2004 Mahon Scholar); Inns of Court School of Law (2005 BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Adam ClohertyXXIV Old BuildingsAdam is a very clever barrister, as well as charming and generous.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(2023 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Adam Cloherty KCXXIV Old Buildings ‘An outstanding junior with a wealth of experience.’

XXIV Old Buildings is a ‘top-quality set with ability across the board, good strength in depth and a user-friendly approach‘. It is considered ‘a go-to for trust and fraud litigation‘ and is an undoubted leader for the full range of Offshore matters. Recent matters include Capital WW v Paysafe & Ors in which Robert Levy KC led Bajul Shahfor the claimant in its applications for Norwich Pharmacal relief concerning unpaid dividends from a gambling business. Several senior juniors regularly act unled in significant cases, including Adam Cloherty KC and Hugh Miall; the latter represented the claimant, a property consultancy company, in Burbage Realty Ltd v RJ 15 Ltd & Ors, a dispute over fees for the introduction, negotiation and development of a warehousing and logistics site next to the M1.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(2023 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Adam Cloherty KCXXIV Old Buildings ‘Adam can distil complex arguments into clear summaries, which is helpful with clients and in the court, where he is refreshingly straightforward. He is excellent at getting to the heart of legal problems.’