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 practice in England and Wales Adam was appointed as in-house counsel to Sovereign Trust (Hong Kong) Limited, a financial intermediary business. During his time, Adam appeared on behalf of employers in the Hong Kong Labour Tribunal, the equivalent to the Employment Tribunal in England and Wales.

A subsequent appointment as director of the firm saw Adam oversee corporate and private client affairs, giving him a depth of insight into building personal relationships and commercial pragmatism. Adam brings this to bear in his often technical practice; 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 practitioners’ texts and contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong.


Recent instructions include—
● successfully resisting a comprehensive application for interim relief in a direct public access matter (August 2018)
● preventing significant threatened public exposure for a healthcare provider through successful judicial mediation (July 2018)
● one of five counsel in a significant TUPI action with over three weeks of listings (June 2018)
● securing awards against the secretary of state in technical multi-party insolvency-derived proceedings (April, June 2018)
● successfully representing a carer in emotive circumstances against a disabled employer (March 2018)
● drafting a technical advice on disclosure and classes of privilege (December 2017)
● successfully representing a claimant at a capability unfair dismissal final hearing (October 2017)
● securing significant concessions at a TUPI preliminary hearing (September 2017)

Adam is instructed in lengthy employment tribunal final hearings and has experience in multi-claimant conjoined cases. Adam is available to advise on all relevant areas and prepare grounds of complaint or response.

Adam particularly welcomes instructions on matters with related commercial disputes and wider strategic implications.

As a member of the junior junior treasury counsel scheme Adam accepts civil instructions from Government Legal Department under those terms. Adam is also registered as a direct access practitioner and can accept instructions directly from members of the public.

Scholarships and Memberships

Cassel Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (Major, named scholarship)
Wigglesworth Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn (Major, named pupillage scholarship)
Denning Society Member, Lincoln’s Inn


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, skiing, fly fishing, historical linguistics, chess, photography and contemporary art.

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