Adam Beaumont

Call 2009

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Practice Overview

Adam joined Exchange Chambers having previously worked at three international law firms as an employed barrister. As such, Adam has extensive experience acting for clients in complex, high-value matters. 

Adam has particular expertise in construction disputes, commercial litigation, ADR, professional negligence and insurance. Recent instructions include: 

  • Instructed in TCC High Court Part 7 and Part 8 proceedings relating to three connected adjudications regarding the completion of groundworks and sewage works in excess of £1.2m. Successfully settled before hearing.  
  • Represented the successful party in TCC High Court adjudication enforcement proceedings Bexhill Construction Ltd v Kingsmead Homes Ltd [2023 EWHC 2344 (TCC). 
  • Instructed to advise a developer as to the purported agreement with a contractor for final account works in excess of £6.53m.  
  • Instructed in High Court TCC Part 8 proceedings brought contesting the jurisdiction of the adjudicator on the basis of the identity of the contracting parties and the incorrect appointing body.  
  • Advising on and drafting particulars in respect of a claim against a global motor vehicle producer for breach of an exclusivity agreement, with the claim valued in excess of £1.5m.  
  • Drafting an amended defence to a claim in excess of £5m regarding breach of contract and bailment obligations in respect of alleged high value machinery.  
  • Advising a majority shareholder and director of an English Football Club on allegations of breach of director’s duties, fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract. Represented the client at pre-action negotiations/meetings.  
  • Advising pre-action and drafting particulars for a claim against a solicitor for negligence arising out of an underlying claim regarding a failure to act in accordance with procedural and/or court time limits and a failure to obtain the client’s consent in respect of a number of decisions taken. Claim in excess of £70,000.  
  • Advising a national developer in respect of multi-million-pound developments on the contractual interpretation and grounds upon which the agreement with the contractor could be terminated.  
  • Advising a facilities management company in respect of an agreement with a national developer as to the mechanisms for overhead cost recovery, legal costs and standard of care provisions.  
  • Advising a developer as to the grounds for terminating a JCT contract with the contractor in respect of a development in excess of £2.5m.