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Adam Russell-Knee

Adam Russell-Knee

Senior Associate
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Adam Russell-Knee

Senior Associate

Adam is a Senior Associate with 10 years’ PQE. He is a member of the Stuarts Litigation and Insolvency Group which specialises in commercial litigation, corporate and funds disputes, insolvency, asset tracing and recovery, shareholder disputes and claims against directors for breaches of duty.

Prior to joining Stuarts, Adam was a solicitor practising in the commercial dispute resolution team of a boutique law firm in London handling claims in the English High Court and international arbitration disputes.

Some examples of the cases Adam has worked on include:

  • Defending an individual accused of fraud, bribery and corruption by the government of an African country in a claim worth in excess of US$100 million.
  • Acting for a Singapore-based hedge fund against a major international bank in a claim for breach of contract worth over US$10 million.
  • Acting for a construction company in an international arbitration claim under LCIA rules valued at over US$50 million.
  • Advising an English commodities trader in relation to a dispute with their insurers over the loss of two shipments of perishable goods with an estimated value of over of US$15 million
  • Defending a high net worth individual in a complex multi-party dispute regarding the ownership of assets worth over US$1 billion.

Adam has advised on many aspects of commercial disputes from the pre-action stage through to enforcement of judgments. Many of the cases he has been involved in have included applications for interim measures, particularly freezing orders, search orders and pre-action disclosure. He is also very experienced in various different forms of settlement negotiation, particularly mediations, and many of his cases have resulted in successful negotiated settlements avoiding the need for trial. 


  • Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, 2021
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales (non-practising), 2009


  • Queen Mary University of London, LLM in Comparative Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration (Merit)
  • College of Law, Guildford, Graduate Diploma in Law (Pass) and LPC (Commendation)
  • University of Nottingham, BA in History (Upper Second Class Hons)

Professional Associations/Memberships         

  • The Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • The Recovery and Insolvency Specialists (Cayman) Association