Adam Davis

Supervising Director, Construction Department & Rayleigh office

Office Address

105 High Street,

Fax: 01268 988489

Adam is the director of the Rayleigh office and the head of the company’s Construction and Engineering Law department. He is based in the Rayleigh office where he specialises in both contentious and non contentious Construction and Engineering Law.

Adam read law at the University of Brighton before successfully completing his Masters in Law at Nottingham University and was called to the Bar in July 2007.

Adam joined Palmers Solicitors in April 2008 to cross qualify as a solicitor and successfully completed the remainder of his training with Palmers Solicitors and became a partner in 2015 and then a director in 2021. Adam deals with all areas of construction law including:

  • advising on and drafting JCT contracts
  • NEC contracts
  • bespoke contracts
  • standard form contracts
  • amendments to standard form contracts
  • arbitration
  • adjudication
  • mediation
  • technology and construction court claims
  • County Court claims
  • applications for payments
  • insurance-related matters
  • LADs
  • Party Wall Act matters
  • warranty claims
  • planning disputes

Adam is a full member of the Society of Construction Law, a group of construction solicitors, barristers, surveyors, engineers, architects, and other construction professionals promoting the development, study and practice of construction law in the UK.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys rugby, horse riding and socialising with his friends and family


Called to the Bar July 2007
Admitted to Roll of Solicitors September 2009
Practiced in Construction and Engineering Law since 2009

Legal 500 2020 – “The ‘very friendly group of solicitors’ at Palmers Solicitors is led by ‘first-rate construction lawyer’ Adam Davis.”