Adam Farhadian-Griffiths

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Adam works across multiple practice areas, suiting his versatile oral and written advocacy. After completing an LLM in Commercial Law, Adam was called to the Bar in 2013.


Prior to pupillage Adam was appointed as in-house counsel to Sovereign Trust (Hong Kong) Limited, a financial intermediary business. He managed cross-border litigation and disputes, along with compliance to financial regulations.

A subsequent appointment as director of the firm saw Adam oversee corporate and private client affairs, giving him a depth of insight into building business relationships and commercial pragmatism. Adam brings this to bear in his often technical practice at the Commercial Chancery Bar; he is able to focus on complex legal problems while retaining the ability to quickly assess the most efficient route to resolution for lay clients.

While working in Hong Kong Adam was appointed as updating author of the jurisdiction’s leading practitioner text on banking law and contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong.


Commercial and Chancery advices during pupillage have covered areas such as issue estoppel and merger in judgment, plene administravit and the recovery of debts, along with general shareholder disputes.

Adam welcomes instructions in:
1. Fiduciary duties of trustees
2. Breaches of trust, relating to land, wills, finance and ‘private’ trusts
3. Constructive, resulting and implied trusts
4. Directors’ duties
5. Corporate governance and shareholder disputes including derivative actions
6. Commercial and consumer contract disputes
7. General land law, including landlord and tenant disputes
8. All associated interim applications and injunction proceedings.

Adam is a member of the junior junior treasury counsel scheme and accepts civil instructions from Government Legal Department under those terms.


Cassel Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (Major, named BPTC scholarship)
Wigglesworth Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (Major, named pupillage scholarship)


BPTC (Very Competent), City Law School, 2013
LLM Commercial Law (Distinction), University of Bristol, 2012
LLB Law & International Relations (2.i), University of Portsmouth, 2011

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of legal practice Adam enjoys yacht racing (at a previously professional level), triathlon (at a distinctly amateur level), scuba diving, fly fishing, historical linguistics, photography and contemporary art.

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  • Chambers - 22, June

    Commercial & Criminal pupil now available for instructions

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    We are delighted to announce Adam Farhadian-Griffiths is now available to be instructed, having completing his first six under pupil supervisors Charles Row and Mark Williams. Adam was called to the Bar in 2013 after completing a Commercial Law LLM. Prior to pupillage Adam was appointed as in-house counsel for a financial services business in … Continue reading Commercial & Criminal pupil now available for instructions

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  • Commercial - 27, February
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    Covered by a Card

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    Hamish MacBean considers a recent decision as to the extent of the protection afforded under s. 75 Consumer Credit Act when there is an additional party involved in the transaction. The protection afforded to consumers paying for goods and services is now well known and many consumers are using credit card payments as a form … Continue reading Covered by a Card

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  • Commercial - 9, February

    Time and Tide Wait for No Man – Oldcorn v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017]

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    The recent case of Oldcorn v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 62 (TCC) serves as a reminder of the hurdles claimants must surmount in order to recover their losses and of the need to critically assess one’s own expert evidence before trial. This case served as a test case for claims following the 2012 … Continue reading Time and Tide Wait for No Man – Oldcorn v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017]

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