Adam is the Partner in charge of Marsdens Law Group’s Local Government, Planning and Environmental Law Section. He has been with Marsdens since 1986 and became a Partner in 1995. In addition to legal qualifications, Adam holds the degree of Bachelor of Economics.

Adam's clients include more than 50 Local Councils as well as a large number of private property developers, community groups and other private clients. He has appeared as an advocate in more than 700 cases in the Land and Environment Court on behalf of Councils and other private clients. His experience also includes appearing in the Administrative Decisions Tribunal, the ICAC, the NSW Court of Appeal and in Commissions of Inquiry.

Adam is an Accredited Specialist in Local Government and Planning Law and has been a member of the NSW Law Society Advisory Committee for Specialist Accreditation in Local Government and Planning Law since its inception in 1998.

In 2021, Adam was ranked as one of the top 3 highest rated planning lawyers in NSW. Doyles Guide is a well known independent organisation that rates and recommends law firms based on interviews with clients, peers, and relevant industry bodies. 

Adam is currently the chairperson of the Georges River Council Local Planning Panel and was previously a chairperson of the Sutherland Shire Council IHAP for a period of 9 years from 2003 to 2012 as well as an alternate member of the Sydney East Joint Regional Planning Panel in respect of Sutherland Shire Council matters.

Adam is married and has three children.


"I was so impressed with the ability of Adam and Jisella to absorb the details of the appeal so effectively. Complex concepts were collated and presented brilliantly at critical times, turning the tide of the appeal from what seemes marginal to very successful." - Anonymous

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