Adam joined the firm in 2006 and became a Director in 2013. Having built his reputation as one of our best litigators, he has been recognised for several years as one of Canberra’s preeminent family lawyers. He is regularly referred new clients by people he has acted both for and against previously.
Adam’s approach is assertive and proactive. He is outcome focused and not afraid to tackle apparently insurmountable challenges. He avoids inefficient letter writing battles wherever possible and is skilled at taking control of situations and setting the agenda. Adam’s clients often say that he is particularly good at formulating a tailored strategy that meets their interests and works for them. He is well regarded by his peers and Judges, but most importantly by his clients.
He has particular expertise in cases involving substantial asset pools, many of which involve complex corporate structures and valuation issues. He acts for business owners and their spouses. Adam also runs a busy and successful parenting practice, and in particular cases involving high conflict or allegations of abuse, family violence, or risk.
Adam grew up in Canberra and has a broad range of professional contacts. As well as law, he has a degree in sports management and from time to time channels Jerry Maguire. He plays golf at Royal Canberra and enjoys road riding and going to the gym. In his youth, Adam starred in a range of television commercials. He never cracked a breakthrough role, but remains open to offers.