Adam is a Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education based in the London offices. Adam brings over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer, educator and member of the law enforcement sector. Adam has personally trained almost 40,000 people nationally and internationally in relation to critical communication skills, persuasion, impact and leading in uncertainty using the Immerse™ techniques of ‘learning by doing’.
Prior to joining Duke CE Adam ran his own consultancy firm that was responsible for delivering unique learning solutions to global professional services firms and banking institutions, law enforcement agencies such as the Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency and prosecuting agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service and the International Criminal Court. Adam also led the team responsible for the Home Office project which delivered evidential training as regards the use of communications data in investigations and prosecutions to delegates from every single police force in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Adam was also part of ‘Operation Alcyone’ responsible for training a national team of detectives post the London 7/7 bombings and attempted 21/7 bombings.
Prior to starting his own company Adam was a member of the divisional management board of a large European educator with responsibility for the development of a team of over 100 professional staff. Between 1994 and 1999 Adam took a career break from the law and became a police officer with the Metropolitan Police, several of those years were spent as an operational officer on the proactive drugs squad.
Adam remains a national conference speaker, after dinner speaker and has fulfilled the role of international conference chair. He is a member of Inner Temple, the Criminal Bar Association and OSIRA. He was appointed an accredited advocacy trainer for Inner Temple in 2005, a Crown Court Advocacy Assessor for the Crown Prosecution Service in 2008, a member of the Covert Policing Ethics Committee in 2009 and in 2013 he became the subject matter expert for the Bar Standards Board in relation to the creation of a competency framework for lawyers and the advocacy assessment of trial lawyers in the criminal courts.
Adam holds an honors degree in law and remains a fully qualified barrister in England & Wales. He has received a number of awards including:
- Certificate of “Exceptional Service” from the OCU Commander, Metropolitan Police, Crime Academy, December 2014
- Legal Education Training Group’s “Best Use of Technology” award in 2012.
- Law Society’s “Excellence in Training” award for ‘Project Immerse’ in 2011
- Chief Superintendent’s Commendation for the apprehension of an armed robbery gang 1997
- “Top Student” award presented by the Police Commissioner in 1994
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