Adam handles all aspects of property law and practice, including agricultural law, commercial development of estate properties, option agreements, quarrying, forestry, conservation issues, sporting estates, fisheries and country house hotels. He has a particular interest in environmental law and its impact on rural property. Adam also acts for a number of private individuals including landowners, their families and trusts. He is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in agricultural law.

Adam is a member of the Scottish Committee of the UK Environmental Law Association. He attended Glenalmond College and thereafter Aberdeen University before joining Brodies WS as a trainee in 1983. Two years after qualifying as a solicitor, he joined W & J Burness and became a partner there in 1989. He joined Turcan Connell, as a partner, in 1997.

Out of the office, Adam enjoys sailing, skiing, cycling and gardening. He is Finance Convenor of Wardie Parish Church. He is married with three children.