Adam specialises principally in the fields of Commercial and Employment Law. He also practises in the fields of regulatory and public law, covering areas such as education and sport. He has consistently appeared in the legal directories since 2005 in respect of all his practice areas.
He is recognised as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners 2014, which states that he is "praised for his in-depth knowledge of employment law and for his superb client-handling skills. He is highly sought after by both employees and employers for his expertise in dealing with applications for injunctive relief." The Directory describes him as "charming but devastating in cross-examination."
The Legal 500 also recommends Adam as a leading junior in the fields of Employment, Education, and Media Entertainment and Sport, stating that he has “excellent forensic ability”, “a relaxed advocacy style” and that he is “very enthusiastic, getting to the heart of the problem without fence sitting on questions of law”.
He appears regularly in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal and “is considered excellent on High Court restrictive covenant injunctions” (Chambers & Partners). Adam has appeared in the highest courts and tribunals: he has been instructed in an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (on appeal from the House of Lords), and has also appeared as an advocate on a number of occasions before the Privy Council, most recently in Adamas v Cheung  I.R.L.R. 1014 which concerned variation of contract in the employment relationship.
Adam is also called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.
Recent legal directory comments include the following: