Adam Finch

Adam Finch


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Adam trained with Bevan Brittan LLP and spent over 10 years in its Commercial Dispute Resolution team prior to joining Harrison Clark Rickerbys in 2012. As a commercial litigator, Adam has considerable experience in handling most disputes.

In addition, as a result of spending 18 months on secondment to financial institutions, Adam now specialises in complex financial and insurance disputes, particularly involving the FSA Rules, Financial Services and Markets Act and mis-selling claims, including acting for institutions, intermediaries and individuals.

Adam is also recognised as an expert in fraud and urgent injunctive applications in helping clients to prevent, detect and recover assets in the private and public sectors. He also has considerable experience in pursuing professional negligence claims on behalf of fidelity insurers.

Finally, Adam specialises in intellectual property disputes.  He has had a number of notable successes in bringing and defending trade mark, copyright, database and patent infringements.

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Adam Finch – Financial Litigation

“I have worked with HCR for over three years, I find the firm and in particular, Adam Finch, responsive, pragmatic and easy to work with.”

Ian Plumpton MBA | Risk and Compliance Director

Attivo Group

Adam Finch – Litigation

This case was one of the worst experiences in my professional life, which is a big deal after twenty four years in business.

It was so stressful and worrying and that is why I was so very grateful for the opportunity for a chat with you when I was in Australia.   So I wanted to say thank you Adam for your professionalism but also your support and kindness, it has meant more to me than you will know.

Best wishes for your future.


Adam Finch – Litigation

Adam Finch is giving me expert advice about a difficult situation (as shareholder and non-executive director) I find myself in regarding the activities of the managing director of the company.  He has been a tremendous help and is taking me step by step through a process of sorting this out. I am very grateful to him.

Adam Finch & Jenny Raymond – Litigation

The process you helped us through was a minefield for ourselves.  Jenny and Adam’s straight talking and guidance helped us achieve an amazing result along with some great advice that stopped us wasting time and money.

Adam Finch – Financial Services

It has been a tortuous and torturous slog getting to a point of resolution but with many thanks to you it has all been worthwhile. I can’t believe it’s all over!

Kind regards

Rory MacColl

Banking and finance – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys is noted for its ‘excellent acumen’. Practice head Tim Littler has experience in real estate finance, acquisition finance, project finance and restructuring of distressed real estate facilities. Also recommended are Tim Walker, who acts on complex cross-border transactions for both lenders and borrowers; and Adam Finch, who specialises in financial services and banking litigation.

Commercial litigation – M4 corridor and Gloucestershire: Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys is noted for its ‘excellent combination of technical knowledge mixed with commerciality’. The team, which is ‘prepared to muck in and deal with matters in a collaborative manner’, includes Adam Finch, who is highly regarded in financial and banking disputes; in 2015 Adam acted in a class action concerning the mis-selling of various tax deferment and saving schemes, as well as interest rate hedging products. Andrew Cave is a key name for property litigation.

Adam Finch – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Adam Finch is recommended.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2015 rankings

Commercial Litigation – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

At Harrison Clark RickerbysAdam Finch is recommended for his expertise in insurance and financial services disputes, and Derek Jones is an accredited commercial mediator with experience in director and shareholder disputes.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Commercial Litigation – The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

The ‘outstanding’ and ‘dedicated’ team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, post merger, is one of the largest outside Birmingham, with a number of core specialisms. Cheltenham-based Adam Finch specialises in finance litigation; Andrew Cave heads a large property litigation team; and senior associate Robert Cobley handles IP disputes. The firm now offers a dedicated 24-hour service, headed by the ‘excellent’ and ‘committed’ Elizabeth BeattyRichard Morgan heads the practice.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings

Adam Finch – Financial Services

Dear Adam,

Further thanks for your excellent work throughout, in relation to this claim against our adviser. My co-beneficiaries and I are delighted to have the whole affair resolved, and on a footing infinitely preferable to the one we brought to you at the beginning. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I won’t hesitate to look you up again (or recommend you to others) should the need arise.

Adam Finch – Financial Services

Again, thank you very much for your help in this matter. We would highly recommend you to anyone we might meet with a similar experience to our own.

Private client

The Legal 500 UK 2014

The ‘outstanding’ and ‘dedicated’ team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, post merger, is one of the largest outside Birmingham, with a number of core specialisms. Cheltenham-based Adam Finch specialises in finance litigation; Andrew Cave heads a large property litigation team. The firm now offers a dedicated 24-hour service, headed by the ‘excellent’ and ‘committed’ Elizabeth Beatty. Richard Morgan heads the practice.

Adam Finch – Financial Services

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Adam Finch to anyone, he was extremely helpful, understanding and supported me with a very difficult and sensitive matter.”

Hayley Wilkes, Branch Manager of Step By Step Recruitment

Adam Finch – Financial Services

I am taking this opportunity to thank you and your team for successfully conducting my company affairs regarding the above matter with XXXX bank.

We are very pleased that XXXX has accepted full liability and we have now received full settlement from the bank.

I must state that without your expertise and knowledge, help and support from yourself and your staff, it could have been difficult to achieve a successful and satisfactory outcome from XXXX bank.

I would again like to thank you and your firm for your professionalism and expertise in dealing with this matter.

Mr Noobrbaccus

Adam Finch – Financial Services

In April 2013 we approached Adam Finch, Partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys Ltd who specialize in hedge funding claims in order to help us seek compensation for the IRHPs that were mis-sold to us . During that time we were guided throughout the complicated process by Adam in order to put our case forward to the bank.

During the months that we were involved in negotiations with the bank, we found Harrison Clark Rickerbys to be totally professional, thorough and supportive, ensuring that we were fully aware of the procedures and actions needed to be taken in support of our claim. Their advice was invaluable and as “non-sophisticated customers” felt that we were given every opportunity to fight our claim.

We are extremely pleased that the outcome was successful and we were awarded the full claim amount plus compensation in December 2013. Without Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ guidance and support, I do not feel that we may have necessarily achieved the same result.

Mr Rigby

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 rankings – Intellectual Property

The IP team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys represents small owner-managed businesses and national corporations alike, with particular expertise in the retail and food sectors. The firms’ merger has enhanced the team’s contentious capabilities

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 rankings


The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 rankings – Dispute Resolution

The key contacts at Harrison Clark Rickerbys are Adam Finch, Andrew Cave and Derek Jones.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2013 rankings


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