Adam is a retired lawyer. During his 32 years in the law he specialised, latterly as a partner of the Scottish law firm Turcan Connell, in rural property law, having a particular interest in the environmental impact of ownership and management of Scotland’s most valuable natural asset, its land. Clients included a wide range of landowners and managers including The John Muir Trust. Having retired from the law in 2018, Adam now splits his time between the City of Edinburgh and the south west of Scotland (where he co-manages 30 acres of native woodland) and also sunnier climes when the opportunity arises. Adam was appointed as a Trustee of IEEP, London in September 2018, is Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland and a member of the United Kingdom Environmental Association and its Wild Law Group.