Adam Griffiths


Name: Adam Griffiths
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 2013

Adam works across a number of specialist practice areas, suiting his versatile oral and written advocacy.  He is particularly regarded for his legal acumen: readily identifying, distilling and clearly-presenting complex legal arguments which go to the core of disputes.

Adam was called to the Bar in the Summer of 2013 after being awarded a Distinction in Commercial Law LLM.


Prior to practice in England and Wales Adam was appointed as in-house counsel to a large financial intermediary business in Hong Kong SAR, China.  While in Asia, Adam managed cross-border litigation, compliance to financial regulations and advisory work.  Later, as a director of the firm, Adam oversaw corporate and private client affairs.

Adam’s experience gives him a depth of insight into commercial pragmatism and building business relationships.  Adam brings this to bear in his often technical practice at the Bar; he is able to focus on complex legal problems spanning disparate practice areas while retaining the ability to quickly assess the most efficient route to resolution for lay clients.

Adam was appointed as updating author of Hong Kong’s leading practitioner text on banking and finance law and contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong.

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 suitable instructions directly from members of the public.

Commercial and Chancery Commercial
Regulatory/Business Crime
Public and Administrative
Commercial Credit Hire

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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