I graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 with a degree in English literature, and qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Prior to joining Gordon Dadds in April 2014, I was a partner at Hextalls and Davenport Lyons.
I focus on insurance and construction. My insurance experience includes advising on coverage and professional indemnity disputes, as well as insurance documentation and regulatory matters. In the construction arena, I represent developers and contractors in claims involving delay and disruption and disputes, and advise on contracts, terms of retainer, warranties, bonds, and other industry documents. I also deal with construction-related property claims, and am accredited as a construction adjudicator and as a mediator.
Outside of work, I enjoy cricket, racket sports, chess, fly-fishing and wine.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
To be persistent.
What is your most interesting legal experience?
My most interesting legal experience was conducting Islamic Sharia arbitration in the Middle East during the first Gulf War.
Davenport Lyons, Partner
Hextalls LLP, Partner
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, MA English Literature (2:1)
The Legal 500 – recommended lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation, and for Property Litigation in 2017 and 2018.
Described in 2015 as “a deep thinker who analyses issues and tells the client exactly where the case sits”, in 2016 as “Adrian Bingham heads the ‘excellent’ team at Gordon Dadds, which advises on policy coverage and claims-handling issues, as well as misrepresentation matters” and in 2017 as "handles the biggest property litigation with calmness and aplomb".
Accredited as a construction adjudicator on the TeCSA panel and as a mediator by ADR Group, CEDR and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Society of Construction Law
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Technology & Construction Solicitors' Association