New commercial law expert at Hooper Burrowes Legal

Shropshire law firm Hooper Burrowes Legal is continuing its expansion with the addition of a new commercial law expert.

Consultant solicitor Phil Adam joins the company following 30 years legal practice working in both the private and public sectors.

Phil is experienced in all aspects of property and commercial law, including development, planning, procurement and business contracts.

Managing director John Burrowes said: “Phil has wide-ranging expertise and a reputation for problem-solving in some very challenging situations. He’s a skilled negotiator and project manager and will be an enormous asset to our commercial law team.

“He is joining us at a time when demand for our commercial and property law services is increasing at a pace due to recovery in the economy and our heightened reputation in the marketplace.”

Phil’s client base is spread across the UK, ranging from property developers and local authorities to the leisure industry, including hotels, restaurants and sports clubs.

While he has chiefly worked in private practice, Phil spent six years as an in-house lawyer within local government, and he continues to perform external legal work for councils and health authorities.

“Getting the right results for clients involves paying close attention to detail and having a good understanding of their commercial objectives,” he said.

“Recent changes in capital allowances have made specialist expertise ever more important.”

Phil has operated his own consultancy, based near Milton Keynes, since 2008, following 30 years private practice and six years at South Oxfordshire District Council. He has a degree in business law. He operates between London, Shropshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.

“I’m very excited about this next phase of my career, working with a very strong team that will provide me with additional support to develop my practice,” he added.

His appointment expands the team at Hooper Burrowes Legal to six qualified legal experts. They include local government and planning specialist Robin Hooper, the former chief executive of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council, who is also director of the company, and personal injury and medical negligence specialist Christine Campbell.

The practice, based at Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, was established by commercial lawyer John Burrowes, a long-established county solicitor, in August 2011.


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