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Adam Gould

Called 2015

Adam is a specialist chancery and commercial practitioner. He regularly accepts instructions to act on behalf of individuals, corporations and charities in general commercial matters at every level. He has a busy court practice and often appears in the High Court and regional County Courts.

Adam has an equally busy chancery practice, which encompasses all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency, real property, trust law and partnership disputes.

Outside of court, Adam is frequently instructed to advise on all matters falling within his specialism, draft proceedings and pen interlocutory applications. He prides himself on turning around papers within a timely manner and making himself available to discuss, and advise on, live files at each stage of proceedings.

Prior to joining Chambers, Adam was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Salford. He frequently hosts lectures and in-house training seminars.

Adam is an accredited mediator.

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Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury
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Adam regularly receives instructions on behalf of claimants and defendants to advise on all aspects of PI litigation, draft pleadings and provide representation at interlocutory hearings and trials. His experience includes:

  1. Consumer Protection;
  2. Employers; Liability;
  3. Fraud;
  4. Occupiers’ Liability;
  5. Portal Disputes;
  6. QOCS and Fundamental Dishonesty; and
  7. RTA Claims.
Business and Commercial
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Adam has a busy commercial practice and accepts instructions in a wide variety of areas. His recent experience includes advising on, drafting pleadings in and attending hearings in the following matters:  

  1. Breach of contract;
  2. Consumer credit;
  3. Consumer rights;
  4. Construction disputes; 
  5. Debt recovery; 
  6. Financial mis-selling;
  7. Insolvency proceedings;
  8. Intellectual property;
  9. Misrepresentation;
  10. Partnership disputes;and
  11. Wrongful interference with goods / claims for recovery of good

Adam strives to complete paperwork within 14 days of receiving instructions. He also accepts “urgent” instructions on a case-by-case basis and is content to deliver advice in either written or oral form, as required.

Recent talks include "Disclosure: how to get what you need, when you need it", which included a detailed overview of the Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiciton. 

Insurance
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Adam regularly receives instructions to represent insurers in a wide range of matters; particularly, test case litigation focussing on credit hire and contentious CPR disputes.

Under the tutelage of Steven Turner during pupillage, Adam was exposed to:

  1. High value credit hire disputes;
  2. Fraud ring;
  3. Staged accidents;
  4. LVI; and
  5. Phantom passenger claims.

Adam also deals with commercial insurance matters and is currently engaged in a high-value indemnity claim centred on the provisions of the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012.

 

Costs & Litigation
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Adam regularly receives instructions to attend CCMCs on behalf of claimants and defendants in a variety of matters. He also accepts instructions to attend interlocutory hearings pertaining to the dis-application of QOCS following discontinuance.

Recent seminars include: 

  1. “Calamitous Costs”: Costs Update
Property
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Adam welcomes instructions in all matters pertaining to residential and commercial property and agricultural holdings. He is frequently engaged to deal with boundary disputes, possession proceedings and disrepair claims. 

Adam's recent experience includes:

  1. Landlord and Tenant;
  2. Breach of covenant;
  3. Easements; 
  4. Adverse possession; 
  5. Boundary disputes; 
  6. Latent damage; 
  7. Repair obligations (commercial and residential); 
  8. Non-domestic rates; and
  9. Property related torts.
Scholarships/Awards
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Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn

Buchanan Award, Lincoln's Inn

Manchester Metropolitan BPTC Scholarship

Vista Legal Skills Competition, Winner

National Speed Mooting Competition, Winner

BPP Excellence Award

Personal Details
Education

Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding; LL. B (Hons) 1st Class.

Professional Associations

The Honourable Society of the Lincoln's Inn.

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