· Criminal Law
· Coercive Investigations
Adam was admitted to practice following the completion of his Articles of Clerkship in early-2008. He immediately commenced practising as a solicitor, during which time he has appeared in all Victorian and some Federal courts as well as in a range of tribunals and coercive commissions of inquiry, the latter both as Counsel Assisting and on behalf of clients.
Prior to commencing with Doogue O’Brien, Adam also undertook an Associateship at the Supreme Court of Victoria, where he was exposed to a range of criminal and other matters in the Trial Division and in the Court of Appeal. More recently, he worked with the Office of Chief Examiner, Victoria Police – the mandate of which is the investigation of organised crime in Victoria. Adam is one of the few criminal defence lawyers in the State to have had access to the inner workings of a coercive powers body and this work has given him a unique insight into complex criminal investigations and investigative techniques.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the University of Melbourne and continues to pursue academic interests, principally in relation to coercive powers and covert investigation and evidence, human rights and the criminal law more generally. He has published a range of papers, presented at conferences and is currently undertaking a Master of Laws course at the University of Melbourne. In early 2011, he was also a visiting scholar at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security as part of the inaugural Crime and Justice Summer Scholars program at Griffith University.
Adam is fluent in Romanian and has a good command of the French language. Adam is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Young Lawyers and Criminal Law Sections.
Click here to listen to Adam speaking about the recent High Court decision to abolish the privilege against spousal incrimination on ABC Radio's PM Program 30/11/11