9 Gough Chambers

Adam Dawson

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Practice Areas

Personal injury and Clinical Negligence


Adam completed pupillage at 199 Strand where he was a tenant until joining 9 Gough Chambers in 2006. His career has always focusses on Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, predominantly acting for Claimants. Adam has built up an outstanding reputation with his ability to put clients at ease, providing clear advice in a sensitive and effective way. He is liked and well respected amongst peers and known as a tough court room advocate. In negotiations, Adam is tenacious on behalf of his clients.

In 2019, Adam took over as Head of the Personal Injury Team at 9 Gough Chambers, where he has developed a series of webinars and a training programme. His current workload includes catastrophic spinal and brain injuries, pedestrian and general road traffic accidents and a variety of employer liability claims. Adam continues to undertake a significant proportion of Clinical Negligence and Inquest work. Adam continues to represent clients across the country at all level of court.


Adam has contributed to a number of publications including Jordan’s Guide to Road Traffic Accidents; 9 Gough Square Clinical Negligence volumes 1-4 and as co-editor of APIL’s updated Guide to RTAs.


Adam was educated at the University of Leeds. He is married with three children. Adam is Chair of a Mental Health Charity; enjoys playing (and watching) football, tennis, and cricket.