Adam is a common law/commercial Barrister with a very wide range of clients and specialisms. As Junior Counsel to the Crown since 2004 he has advised and represented a very large number of public bodies on a range of issues. These include local authorities, housing associations, charities, social enterprises and relating organisations. He also advises (where there is no conflict) companies and businesses contracting or otherwise interacting with public bodies, whether in relation to procurement, information law or general contractual issues. His practice covers public, regulatory and information law as well as personal injury, employment and more general commercial law issues. He has environmental, health & safety, trading standards, inquests, flooding and water drainage, chemical and pharmaceutical and traffic commissioner regulatory experience. He has appeared in most Chambers of the First-tier and Upper Tribunals. The Legal 500 describe Adam as “Very much a silk in waiting with fantastic client and people skills” and Chambers UK say that “He is extremely calm and knowledgeable and has excellent judgement. He is a terrific team player; he rolls his sleeves up and gets into the detail” and as “tactically astute” and “the “very bright” Adam Heppinstall who provides ‘clear, sensible advice’ and brings “a spirited approach to his cases”. He was a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Appeal. He is the Vice-Chair of a local housing association (Greenwich Housing Society.) He lives in Dulwich with his two children and two labradors.
EducationMA (Oxon) Balliol College, Oxford
Memberships• ALBA• COMBAR• LCCBA• ARDL• ELBA• ELA• PBA• Member, UK Constitutional Law Association• Associate Fellow, Society of Advanced Legal Studies• Member, Medico-Legal Society• Royal Society of Medicine (Senior Associate)• Assoc. CIPD