"He is pragmatic and a good advocate." "He is on top of everything and has a very pleasant manner."

Chambers & Partners 2021
Adam Adam

Barrister: Adam Dawson


Post Graduate Diploma, Inns of Court School of Law; LLB Hons, University of Leeds


Adam specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence work, undertaking a variety of fast and multi-track cases. He appears regularly at all levels of court, as well as at Coroner's Inquests, CICB and CICAP. Adam is a highly skilled courtroom advocate and has an excellent reputation at the junior bar which has built him a significant following of clients.

Adam has a very busy personal injury and clinical negligence practice. He covers the full ambit of PI claims including road traffic accidents (particularly those involving pedestrians); occupiers and employer’s liability claims. Adam is currently involved in a number of catastrophic injury claims dealing with complex issues of liability and quantum. Adam's clinical negligence practice covers a wide range of work, recent cases including misdiagnosis of cancers; failures relating to interpreting CT scans which led to death and metal on metal hip implant failures. Adam has a number of high value claims proceeding against the NHS.

Whilst Adam deals with a number of high six and low seven figure claims on his own, he is often instructed as Junior Counsel to Chambers PI and Clin Neg silks.

Adam believes in providing a holistic service to clients and undertakes lower value alongside the more serious multi-track work. He is particularly praised for his handling of lay clients in conference and at court and is often travelling the length of the country to meet injured clients in their own homes.

Adam has been listed as a, leading junior under personal injury in Chambers UK since 2014 and in the Legal 500 since 2011. Chambers UK describes Adam as "pragmatic and he very much works as a team. He is approachable and his client care is excellent", a "notable junior who works on the full suite of personal injury matters. He has handled RTA, EL / PL and industrial disease cases, including those relating to PTSD. Strengths: "He has a fantastic manner as he shows empathy with the clients and is good at managing their high expectations." "He's very intelligent and has very good drafting skills."

Away from Chambers, Adam is the Chair of Trustees for a large Mental Health charity

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