Adam was admitted to practice in 2000. He was appointed a partner in 2008. In addition to his qualifications in law, Adam also has a degree in Architectural Studies, and with it a deep and practical understanding of construction and engineering concepts.
Following his admission, Adam was Associate to the Honourable Justice Debelle, during which time Adam had involvement with a number of high profile cases, including those arising from the liquidation of the Bond Group of Companies.
Adam has extensive knowledge and experience in computer technology and, whilst an Associate, was involved in the establishment of a paperless courtroom for major litigation. In addition, as Justice Debelle was head of the Court's Land and Valuation Division, Adam became very familiar with planning and property valuation issues.
Adam has experience in a number of areas of law, including insolvency and insurance. Adam's practice is now focused upon building, construction and engineering projects, intellectual property, information technology and contractual advice. Adam conducts, in conjunction with other members of the firm, substantial disputes in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court. Those disputes include acting for a multi-national engineering company in relation to a dispute over a power station project, acting for a manufacturer of mining equipment defending patent infringement proceedings and acting for a major accounting firm in an audit negligence dispute.
For most of his career, Adam has been heavily involved in the conduct of major disputes in South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia. This has involved efficient management of very significant volumes of documentation, including the creation and use of databases and electronic document management.
Adam has been responsible for reviewing the contractual aspects of tenders for a multinational construction company, and Australian construction and civil engineering companies. He has also advised a series of IT industry clients on protection and licensing of their intellectual property and service agreements.
Adam is state chair of the South Australian Chapter of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia & New Zealand (IPSANZ), a committee member of the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG), and a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Adam is also involved in the Civil Contractors Federation and Master Builders Association SA.