Year of Call: 1990
Clerk: Michael Lieberman
Adrian has over 20 years of experience in civil litigation, combining a busy Commercial and Chancery practice with Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work. He accepted an invitation to join 9 Park Place in August 2013 and has now re-located back to his home city of Cardiff following many years of successful practice based in chambers in Sheffield.
His commercial caseload includes large scale partnership disputes, notably defending a complex multi-million pound partnership claim related to car dealerships, property development and companies, leading to success in the Court of Appeal - Yafai v Muthana  EWCA Civ 289; disputes relating to directors’ fiduciary duties; sale of goods and unregulated hire purchase as well as commercial property work including lease renewals, rent and dilapidations claims. His Chancery (Land) practice features adverse possession claims and boundary disputes.
Adrian’s Personal Injury expertise features high value multi-track claims and industrial disease cases. He has particular expertise in mining claims having representing the NUM and many of its members on frequent occasions including fatal accidents and inquests. In recent years Adrian has also been sought out for instructions relating to alleged fraudulent accident claims.
Adrian’s Commercial and Business Disputes caseload includes:
- Business ventures ranging from sale of competition horses to insurance brokerage
- Commercial property including dilapidations and rent review disputes
- Common law contractual disputes
- Company law including directors’ duties and shareholders agreements
- Professional negligence claims against architects and solicitors including allegations of fraud
- Sale of goods and unregulated hire purchase
Adrian’s Chancery (Land) caseload includes:
- Adverse possession
- Land Registration
- Nuisance from construction works
- Restrictive covenants
- Sales and Trust of Land
His clients include private individuals, small and medium sized businesses, insurers, local authorities and unions. Adrian has experience in courts up to the Court of Appeal, in various tribunals, at inquests, Joint Settlement Meetings and in Mediation. Adrian read law at Trinity College, Cambridge and for the Bar at the Inns of Court School of Law. He accepts instructions under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme and is learning to speak Welsh.