Adam Cole

Adam Cole


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Adam specialises in trust disputes and contentious and semi-contentious insolvency matters. He has wide commercial litigation experience and maintains a keen interest in insurance disputes and regulatory enforcement cases.

He is part of our Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and appears before the Royal Court and Court of Appeal in complex, high value, cross-border claims.

Adam has been with us since 2020, and his clients include fiduciaries, beneficiaries, insurers, policyholders, intermediaries and professional service providers.

He is a member of the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES) and was awarded a distinction for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Advanced Certificate in International Trusts Disputes.

Previously Adam was a Partner at another offshore law firm in Guernsey. Before that he trained and worked in the insurance and reinsurance litigation department of CMS Cameron McKenna in London. He also spent time on secondment at a major global insurance underwriter.

Adam has been practising since 2008, and has worked in Guernsey since 2009. He was called as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 2014.

Admitted in:

England & Wales (not practising)


2023 Legal 500 UK - Next Generation Partner

2023 Chambers UK - "Simply put, Adam is a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and tactical, and always has a calm demeanour." "Adam is approachable, friendly, astute and very commercial in his approach to the advice he provides. He is a pleasure to work with."

2022 Chambers UK - Up and Coming - ""Adam is responsive, efficient, clear and focused. His strengths are his clarity, responsiveness and determination." "He is analytical, knowledgeable, committed and accessible."

2021 Legal 500 UK - "Commercial, experienced and very knowledgeable. Also a thoroughly nice guy and very easy to get along with."

2021 Chambers UK - Up and Coming - "He has an excellent grasp of tactics and is very strategic."

2020 Legal 500 UK -"Adam Cole is an empathetic, highly articulate and commercially aware professional who is an absolute titan when it comes to representing his client’s position. A great guy to have in your corner."

2019 Legal 500 UK - Next Generation Partner - "an exceptional lawyer", "destined for great things"

2019 Chambers UK - Up and Coming - “His greatest strengths are that he cares about his clients. He’s understanding and he works with his clients to best understand their situation and provide the best service possible". 

2018 Legal 500 UK - Next Generation Lawyer

2018 Chambers Global - “extremely polite, genuine and hard-working”; a “pleasure to work with”, “commercial and pragmatic approach”.

2018 Chambers UK - Associate to Watch

2017 Chambers UK - Associate to Watch - "a broad level of experience in commercial dispute work, with particular expertise in contentious trust matters", ability to "bring a calm and independent view to situations", "clients really like him and respect his advice".

2016 Legal 500 UK - "Professional and friendly."

Member of the Chancery Bar Association