- Claims arising from the failure to make reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Claims relating to the validity of a wills often as a result of Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Removal of Executors and Trustees
- Disputes between Attorneys
- Proprietary Estoppel claims
- Claims for the rectification of wills
In Re Parnall (2003), Adam acted for the successful Claimant in establishing that caveats should not be used in Inheritance Act claims.
In Abbott v Richardson (2005) he acted for family members and numerous charities in overturning a will benefiting the deceased's housekeeper. The court fund that the deceased did not have capacity to execute the will.
Adam has appeared on TV and Radio and contributes to local and national press.
Adam joined Shoosmiths in May 2016 to continue to build the firms capability in will and trust disputes.
Prior to joining Shoosmiths he was Head of Will and Trust Disputes team at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield.
Adam accepts instructions for clients based all over the country and overseas. He takes instructions from those disputing wills, Executors and beneficiaries defending their interest in the will.
He is recommended by the Legal 500 (2016) as being ‘extremely empathetic’.
He is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and is also one of only a handful of full members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) in the North West”.