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Alex Adamou

Alex offers assistance specifically in relation to civil, commercial and employment disputes. He is regularly instructed from the very start of proceedings and is known for his thorough and commercially-minded approach to assessing the matter from grievance all the way to final hearing. 


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Alex Adamou

Alex's Experience

Called in 2017

Public Access Accredited

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Employment Law

Alex is regularly instructed from the very start of proceedings and is known for his thorough and commercially-minded approach in assessing the matter from grievance all the way to final hearing.

Most recently, Alex appeared in a 5-day sexual orientation discrimination trial in which he was successful in having the claim reduced by £40,000.

Alex has also been successful in acquiring his client approximately £60,000 for a single incident of discrimination (involving multiple acts within it) on the basis of race and sex including injury to feelings, psychiatric harm and loss of earnings.

Alex has also appeared in what is thought to be one of the first applications for Interim Relief following imposition of mandatory vaccination for care home workers.

Alex has also regularly lectured and advised on the following areas:

  • Redundancy and Redundancy Pay.

  • Workers’ Rights

  • Pregnancy Discrimination

  • Witness Evidence and Strategy

Commercial Law

Alex offers comprehensive legal support and advice encompassing drafting, advisory services, and representation. He has acted as sole counsel in the County Court, High Court, and Upper Tribunal, and is frequently instructed in cases involving complex issues and commercial sensitivity. 

He has considerable experience advising at all stages of proceedings, from pre-issue and post-judgment to allegations of fundamental dishonesty. 

Alex is routinely instructed on interim applications as well as more complex Fast and Multi-Track disputes. He has a growing penchant for assisting in, drafting, and appearing in injunction proceedings, and in particular urgent and without notice injunctions.

Memberships & Advisory
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Young ICCA
Case Profile
  • Razaq v Baig [2019] 11 WLUK 513

    Alex appeared on behalf of the respondent in an appeal against an injunction granted in a partnership dispute.

    The Appellant and Respondent were former business partners whose relationship had collapsed. The Respondent, who was freeholder of the business premises, changed the locks and obtained an injunction to exclude the Appellant from the property.

    On appeal, Roth J found the granting of the injunction to have been wrong in law. Following Lie v Mohile [2014] EWHC 3709 (Ch) the first instance judge had erred in ordering the Appellant’s exclusion from the premises and found that the Appellant enjoyed a licence to remain in the property.

  • IR Management Services Limited v Salford City Council [2020] UKUT 81 (LC)

    Alex appeared on behalf of the Appellant in which the court had to determine on whom does the burden of proof lie when it is said that the manager of a house in multiple occupation had a reasonable excuse for conduct which, but for that defence, would amount to a relevant housing offence under section 249A, Housing Act 2004

Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Alex Adamou, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

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