Curriculum Vitae and Areas of Practice

Background and Education

Adam was born in Hobart. He graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1987 with Bachelor of Laws and of Economics and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia in the same year.

Adam commenced practice at Piggott Wood & Baker in 1987. He joined Finlay Watchorn in 1991 and became a principal of the firm in 1998.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
    Personal injury, workers compensation, medical negligence
    Contractual disputes
    Boundary disputes including fencing
    Debt recovery, mortgagee sales
    Industrial Relations
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Commercial Agreements
    Residential Leasing
    Bills of Sale
  • Estates
    Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Conveyancing


Adam is President of the Tasmanian Debating Union and has been actively involved in schools debating competitions for about 26 years.

He has been chorister in various choirs since the age of eight and sang with the Australian Opera Chorus in 1988.

Adam is slowly renovating an 1840's cottage.

Finlay & Watchorn

On 8 July 1880, the law firm of Finlay & Watchorn was founded by William Alexander Finlay and Arthur Denison Watchorn in a modest 2-storey Victorian Building at 32 Murray Street, Hobart. In the early 1980s the firm opened an office at Kingston in the rapidly expanding municipality of Kingborough and since 2010 the firm has been wholly based in Kingston.

Online or In Person

Our office is in Kingston, but you do not need to come to Kingston to instruct us. We regularly meet with clients online by Zoom or Microsoft Teams and can arrange home or hospital visits where necessary. If you do wish to visit, we have free client parking immediately behind our premises.