Expertise

Adam has been a Partner at Addleshaw Goddard since 1991. He works in the firm's Financial Services Group specialising in advising financial institutions with particular responsibility for services to building societies, friendly societies and other mutuals. A corporate lawyer by background, he deals with all aspects of building society law including:

  • Building society mergers
  • New business ventures
  • Constitutional matters
  • Powers and regulatory issues
  • Subsidiaries
  • Joint ventures
  • Directors' duties
  • General meetings 

He also has extensive experience of advising building societies on acquisitions, including over 120 acquisitions of mortgage portfolios.

Adam coordinates AG’s work for our 28 building society clients based in England and Wales. Adam has advised on every one of the last 22 building society mergers, including advising Portman Building Society on its merger with Nationwide Building Society and Chelsea Building Society on its merger with Yorkshire Building Society. He has also advised Engage Mutual Assurance on its merger with Family Investments to create a mutual with around £6 billion of funds under management.

He edited the building society law section of Halsbury's Laws of England and he regularly lectures on building society law and contributes articles to specialist trade publications.

Independent guides recognise Adam as having a national reputation for advising building societies, combining experience of the legal issues that affect them with a wide and deep knowledge of the business sector.

Professional memberships
  • The Law Society 
Education
  • Articled (contracted to undergo a period of training) and qualified with Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard)
  • Christ's College Cambridge – MA (1982)