Areas of Expertise

Adam is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Disputes team. He has experience working across boutique, national and mid-tier firms where he has gained valuable expertise in a wide range of general commercial disputes, with a focus on debt recovery and insolvency.

Adam’s in depth knowledge of the law surrounding commercial disputes and insolvency allows him to develop strategies for his clients to  help them efficiently and effectively manage the litigation process from inception to completion. He assists his clients with contractual disputes, creates strategies to manage debts and recently represented group members in a commercial class action before the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Adam has a strong focus on establishing, building and maintaining client relationships and recognises the fact that each client’s circumstances are inherently different to the next. With a proven track record of developing such relationships, this recognition allows Adam to tailor his strategy and advice to each client and the relevant circumstance in order to obtain the most efficient and effective resolution of each dispute.

 

What Adam's clients say

“Adam brings a clear perspective on any matter requiring the concise interpretation of the law and is a valued and trusted advisor to me in my role as Managing Director. Excellent legal advice can make the difference between a successful outcome or an expensive and disappointing result for any business. Over the past 5 years, I have engaged the experience of Adam when making decisions involving complex contracts and changes to my company structure. I consider him to be a thorough and considered professional who is highly respected in his profession.”  – Peta Pinson, Stabilcorp Pty Limited.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business (Management) / Bachelor of Laws (University of Western Sydney)

  • Law Society of New South Wales

  • New South Wales Young Lawyers

 

A word from Adam

"Since coming to the profession, I have advised many different types of clients which has allowed me to develop my analytical thinking and the skills to know what advice is right in each circumstance. I am proud to have developed a number of long standing client relationships, whereby my clients not only see me as their lawyer but as their trusted advisor.

It is gratifying to know that when my clients are going through, what is often described to me as one of their “most stressful times”, they can rely on me to advise and assist them in coming to the best possible outcome."

 

Career highlights

  • Acting for 1,265 group members in a class action commenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales seeking relief for breaches of the consumer guarantees pursuant to Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), unconscionable conduct and unjust and unfair provisions and seeking damages for both economic and non-economic losses sustained as a result of those breaches.

  • Successfully representing a mid north coast civil construction company in multiple claims against various Councils on account of breaches of contract, breaches of tender obligations, enforcing rights to call on an option contained in pro-form tender documents and defending claims for defective works and delay.

  • Successfully obtaining orders and declarations from the Supreme Court of New South Wales to the effect that the parties to the litigation, in correspondence, had formed a legally binding agreement so as to settle the subject matter of the dispute. This order was sought as a result of one party alleging that no such settlement had taken place.

  • Advising, acting for and successfully obtaining orders in the Supreme Court of New South Wales restraining a previous director and employee of the client from commencing and carrying on a directly competing business, and proving breach of the relevant employment contract and fiduciary obligations.

  • Successfully obtaining an order for specific performance requiring the executor of a deceased estate to transfer the deceased’s shareholding in a company for nominal consideration pursuant to the provisions of an applicable Shareholder’s Agreement.

     

Specific areas of focus

  • Providing advice and acting on behalf of individuals and companies in relation to contractual disputes including disputes arising out of tender documentation and specifications.

  • Assisting clients in creating effective strategies to manage debts within their organisation and acting for and advising on the recovery of those debts including, when required, orders seeking to wind up insolvent companies or bankrupt individual debtors.

  • Advising clients on their rights and obligations under the Australian Consumer Law with particular focus on claims for breaches of the statutory guarantees and for or deceptive conduct in trade or commerce.

  • Reviewing, advising on and negotiating amendments to commercial contracts, procurement documentation and tender specifications.