02 Nov 2023

Myerson Solicitors expands their contentious trusts and probate team with new legal director hire

MSI's Northern UK law member Myerson Solicitors are excited to announce the hire of Legal Director Adam Carvalho as a part of their ongoing period of organic growth.

Adam joins the Myerson Contentious Trusts and Probate team at the Legal Director level, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous work at the ultra-high net worth London law firm Farrer & Co. Adam worked on a range of noteworthy cases during his 14 years at the firm, including, handling complex disputes with values often in the billions. In addition to his High Court experience, Adam has been involved in cases in the UK Tax Tribunals, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and jurisdictions around the world, from Bermuda to New Zealand. Adam has considerable experience in resolving complex family disputes, multi-jurisdictional matters, and trustee applications.

After leaving Farrer & Co in 2021, Adam joined The Carvalho Consultancy. Set up and run by Adam and his wife, The Carvalho Consultancy specialises in providing training, therapy, counselling, and coaching to lawyers with the goal of making law a ‘more fulfilling and sustainable profession within which to work’. Adam’s experience with The Carvalho Consultancy is closely aligned with the Myerson values and company culture. Myerson has recently been ranked the #1 Mid-Sized Law Firm to Work for in the UK by Best Companies, showcasing the commitment Myerson has to making employee wellbeing a priority.

Adam is a fully qualified member of STEP and has worked with them closely. Adam has contributed to Oxford University Press textbooks, including the Law of Trusts and International Trust Disputes and legal journals such as Trusts and Trustees and Trusts Quarterly Review. Adam is a Subject Expert and Case Review Expert in trusts, probate, and charity litigation for legal know-how platform Lexis Nexis, and he has lectured widely on topics related to these areas throughout his career.

Adam Carvalho, Legal Director at Myerson Solicitors, said: ‘I am delighted to become a part of the award-winning Contentious Trusts and Probate department at Myerson Solicitors. The team is recognised for combining technical ability with a real commitment to client care, and I admire the culture and entrepreneurial spirit of the firm. I am excited to bring my own expertise to the table and add to the growth and success of the department.’

The Myerson Contentious Trusts and Probate Team has been ranked Tier 1 in the 2024 edition of the Legal 500, making this the fifth consecutive year the department has received this ranking. The team has also been ranked as Band 2 in Chambers & Partners ‘High-Net-Worth Guide 2023’. Adam has been recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners throughout his career. His expertise will bolster the success of this already highly accomplished department.

Helen Thompson, Partner and Head of the Contentious Probate team at Myerson Solicitors, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Adam to the team. Myerson is going through an exciting period of organic growth, and we are thrilled to expand our team with such a strong hire. Adam’s experience both as a practising solicitor and his work with The Carvalho Consultancy, STEP and LexisNexis is incredibly impressive and makes him an excellent asset to the team. We look forward to working with Adam and watching the team continue to grow.’

Myerson continues to recruit across various areas, including Construction, Real Estate, Corporate, Insolvency, Commercial Litigation and more.