Adam Riley

Adam Riley
  • Call Date: 2018
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Adam commenced pupillage in October 2020. He studied history at the University of Sheffield, graduating at the top of his year, after which he worked in social policy and the charity sector. Adam then completed the GDL and BPTC at the University of Law.

During his legal studies he worked in civil liberties at Hodge, Jones and Allen LLP, in addition to volunteering with Liberty. Adam also represented numerous individuals pro bono at the First-tier (social security) Tribunal with the FRU, Z2K, and latterly as a legal advisor at the UCL Centre for Access to Justice. He also chaired the RebLaw conference 2017-18, then the largest student-led conference dedicated to public interest law.

After completing his legal studies Adam volunteered with a refugee charity in Athens. Prior to starting pupillage Adam was awarded a grant to undertake an Amicus placement with the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana, assisting attorneys in New Orleans working on capital appeals.

He has an interest in all of Chambers’ core practice areas.


BA History, University of Sheffield (First Class) (Graduated 1/156)

MA Medieval History, University of Sheffield (Distinction)

GDL, University of Law (Distinction)

BPTC, University of Law (Very Competent)


Matrix Amicus Bursary

BPTC Civil Advocacy Award, University of Law

Keating Chambers Commercial Moot, 1st place, University of Law

Inner Temple Exhibition Award

Law First Scholarship, University of Law

David Luscombe Prize for Medieval History, University of Sheffield


Young Legal Aid Lawyers, Executive Committee