Adam Deacock


Tel: 020 7831 6381 (ext. 435)

Adam's clerks:
Gary Collins
Harrison Killick

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Adam Deacock is a commercial litigator with particular emphasis on business disputes in the areas of insolvency, real estate and fraud. He has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate insolvency and associated recovery. He regularly deals with freezing injunctions search and seizure orders and other urgent injunctions applications in both the Chancery and Queen’s Bench divisions. His practice includes:

  • Corporate insolvency and associated recovery
  • Fraud
  • Company
  • Banking
  • Pensions
  • Landlord & tenant
  • Mortgages

Recent cases have included a number of high profile provisional liquidations of companies in the mobile phone microchip and alcohol industries, along with the attendant asset recovery claims.

What others say

Adam has been recommended by Chambers UK and Legal 500, including the most recent editions, as a leading insolvency barrister for a number of years. They highlight: 

Has a broad insolvency practice with key strengths in fraud actions and cases concerning defective administration appointments. Recent work: acted for the claimant in a case that involved issues relating to piercing the corporate veil in order to recover assets so as to satisfy judgment against the director of the claimant company. (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2014)

... Adam Deacock, who is noted for his "uncanny ability to assimilate information quicker than most"... (Insolvency - Legal 500 2013)

Adam Deacock "is a master of detail and a meticulous advocate", according to an instructing solicitor. He maintains an active chancery practice, and regularly appears in the higher courts. (Restructuring/Insolvency – Chambers UK 2013)

Adam Deacock is "very diligent and fantastic when dealing with all of his many clients". He excels at winning the Bench's trust and is a barrister "you would prefer to have on your side". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2012)

... and Adam Deacock has a "good, sound commercial approach". (Insolvency - Legal 500 2011)

Adam Deacock, a lawyer who is "extremely bright and sees the bigger picture quickly". He has good management skills and provides "detailed and commercial advice". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2011)

Commercial litigator Adam Deacock has a broad practice that includes strong insolvency expertise. Notable recent work for him includes acting for the administrators of Travelscope Holidays on various technical applications. Sources describe him as "very clever and able to spot unique angles to pursue". (Restructuring/Insolvency - Chambers UK 2010)

Adam Deacock is "equally good at drafting and advocacy". (Legal 500 2009)

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