Stuart Adams

Managing Associate  |  Mishcon de Reya

England and Wales


Administration of estates and trusts
Personal and estate planning


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

My highlight has been the growth and development of my practice. I joined Mishcon de Reya around 18 months ago and since then I have had the opportunity to work with some very inspirational and talented lawyers and other advisors. The complexity of the work I undertake has increased exponentially and with that complexity comes much learning, interest and collaboration. Mishcon is a hugely collaborative firm and I have absolutely relished working as a member of a 'project team' where my expertise is but one of the many ingredients necessary to advance a client's aims.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Private client is an intellectually rigorous area of law. Clients are more likely to trust and be persuaded by people whom they regard as authoritative experts. You cannot afford to scrimp on the black letter. Study, attend courses, read all of the relevant technical books, write articles, respond to consultations, join industry panels and committees etc.

What is your favourite quote?

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits,” Albert Einstein.