Profile


Adam comes from a common law background and undertakes a wide range of
civil litigation. His practice includes expertise in personal injury,
employment, business and commercial, property and costs law. He is regularly
instructed in these practice areas both in an advisory capacity and as an
advocate in the civil courts and tribunals at all levels.

He has appeared before a variety of courts and tribunals including
Employment Tribunals, Land Registry and Property Tribunals, the High
Court, Court of Appeal and Courts-Martial.

Adam acts for a variety of small and medium-sized businesses and
individuals as well as in high-value cases involving large multinational
organisations and local authorities. He has particular expertise in personal
injury fraud cases and has acted for both claimants and insurers in such cases.
He regularly gives seminars and publishes articles on his areas of expertise.

Expertise

PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

Adam Gadd specialises in all types of
personal injury litigation with a particular emphasis on injury and damages
arising out of road traffic accidents. Mr Gadd appears on behalf of both
claimants and defendants and regularly appears in cases where allegations of
fraud have been pleaded and issues of exaggerated injury, fraudulent damage and
phantom passengers arise.

He has been involved in cases before the
Court of Appeal on issues including The Cancellation of Contracts made in a
Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008 and credit hire claims.

He has published articles and given
recent webinars on, in particular, credit hire claims, costs in road traffic
personal injury cases and landlords liability under the Defective Premises Act
1972.

He is the Head of the Personal Injury
Practice Group within Chambers and is a member of the executive committee of
PIBA.

Since 2012 he has assisted the Editor of
the Counsel’s Remuneration section of Butterworth’s Costs Service.

 

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL

Adam has a wide range of experience in
dealing with business and commercial disputes. He is regularly engaged by
businesses and consumers for issues arising out of business to business and
business to consumer contracts. He has acted in cases requiring injunctive
relief for matters such as restrictive covenants and induced breach of
contract.

His practice in this area encompasses
commercial contracts, commercial property disputes, civil fraud, consumer law,
economic torts, costs and damages. He regularly acts across a range of sectors
including the motor, construction and mobile phone industries.

Mr Gadd has also acted in the past on
behalf of businesses involved in regulatory issues including in criminal
prosecutions under environmental and trading standards legislation.

EMPLOYMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

In undertaking employment work Adam
appears for individuals and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses as
well as in high-value cases involving large multinational organisations, local
authorities and Government departments. He regularly acts in cases involving
the motor industry and has represented both claimants and respondents before
the employment tribunal, ranging from straightforward unfair dismissals to
claims for discrimination, harassment and victimization.

Throughout his career Adam has acted in
a number of cases involving regulatory law including workplace disciplinary
hearings, environmental, trading standards and health and safety trials and
disciplinary hearings brought by regulatory bodies.

Adam is qualified to accept instruction
under the public access rules and has acted under those rules in a number of
cases for members of the public and for various companies.

Recent cases include:

ICAEW v C: Disciplinary hearing brought against a member of the ICAEW for failure
to obtain a practicing certificate and to obtain professional indemnity
insurance

S v Noon Products Ltd: Representing the Respondent in a claim for whistleblowing and unfair
dismissal, involving reinstatement, re-engagement and costs

S v TLV Ltd: Employment Tribunal claim alleging age discrimination and unfair
dismissal   

Paramount Health and Safety Limited v
Neal & Project People Limited: Commercial claims including breach of
restrictive covenant and Induced breach of contract.

F v Subway: Case involving an equitable reduction of a successful Claimant’s damages
in the Employment Tribunal. 

REGULATORY AND DISCIPLINARY

Throughout his career Adam has acted in
a number of cases involving regulatory law including workplace disciplinary
hearings, criminal regulatory trials and prison law and parole applications.
 He has prosecuted and defended in the criminal courts where criminal
breaches of regulations are alleged including under the food hygiene,
environmental protection and trading standards legislation.

He has acted on behalf of individuals
where allegations of professional misconduct have been made before a wide
variety of tribunals.

PROPERTY

Adam can assist with a variety of
commercial property issues including landlord and tenant disputes, mortgages
and other securities, defective leases, trusts of land and estoppel and
disputes between commercial neighbours.

Recent cases include:

Foxtons v Easycourt Properties Ltd - A case regarding the enforceability of clauses regarding the
payment of estate agent’s commission.

Khader v Islam - Issues arose as to whether the lease was valid or had been
fraudulently signed. Further issues as to quantum where the terms of a lease,
particularly regarding rent reviews, were disputed.

Re North Street - Application arising out of a defective lease and issues of
rectification and/or statutory resolution of a problem that had arisen during
the conveyance of a property.

TRANSPORT LAW

Adam has experience in criminal,
regulatory and civil transport matters. He has prosecuted and defended
a range of road traffic offences including drink driving, licence and
insurance allegations before both the Crown and Magistrates courts. He is well
versed in the penalty points regime and has a thorough grasp of the key issues
that regularly arise in such prosecutions. He has acted in cases involving the
Construction and Use regulations as well as in prosecutions for trading
standards offences.

He is regularly instructed by the motor
industry in cases brought in the employment tribunals and has a thorough
grasp of the civil law in relation to road traffic accidents both in terms of
liability for such accidents and the damages that run from them. He has
specific expertise in cases where allegations of fraud have been pleaded in
civil actions and where issues of exaggerated injury, fraudulent damage
and phantom passengers arise. 

 

More information

QUALIFICATIONS:



·        

Adam was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn
2004



·        

Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law
School 2003



·        

MA (Hons) History and Politics,
University of Glasgow 2001

PROFESSIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS:

Personal Injury Bar Association – Member
of Executive Committee 2011 – present, Employment Law Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL
ACTIVITIES:



·        

Head of Pump Court Chambers Personal
Injury Practice Group 2011 – present

PUBLICATIONS:



·        

Assistant Editor Butterworth’s Costs
Service (Counsel’s Remuneration) 2012 – present



·        

Contributor to PI Brief Update Law
Journal

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