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Mikhail Adam

London, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Immigration
  • Business Immigration
  • Commercial Litigation
Smithfield Partners Ltd

Mikhail Adam is a solicitor with 7 years’ post qualification experience in Business Immigration and Litigation.

He advises corporate and private clients on the routes of immigration available to them and on the UK’s Points Based System.

His particular expertise is in providing business immigration advice and assistance to high net worth individuals in connection with their applications for leave to enter (or remain) under the investor, entrepreneur and business visitor routes.

Previous Employment

Adam & Menns Claims2015 - 2016


E.A Law Solicitors2015 - 2016

Consultant Solicitor

Quist Solicitors2006 - 2015

Assistant Solicitor

Orchard Solicitors2003 - 2004



Mikhail regularly advises clients in respect of the following:

  • Determining the best immigration route available to prospective clients;
  • Assisting clients in meeting the requirements of the UK’s Points Based System;
  • Checking documentation and online visa application(s);
  • Ensuring that clients understands their responsibilities and assist them in their ongoing compliance with such requirements;
  • Providing assistance with the preparation of business documents including (but not limited to) business plans, incorporation documents and commercial and partnership agreements;
  • Providing assistance in respect of the identified investment opportunity, including, carrying out due diligence; drafting, negotiating and finalising the share purchase agreement or investment agreement; amending existing corporate documents; and drafting and finalising auxiliary corporate documents.

Over the years, Mikhail has also acted extensively for private education institutions in relation to their licensing and sponsorship issues arising under Tiers 2 and 4 of the Points Based System.

He has also gained valuable experience in challenging the Home Office’s investigation and decision-making processes by way of judicial review proceedings in the High Court.

Mikhail is a regular contributor on LexisNexis’s Immigration law and practice and is named on the panel of experts for Lexis PSL Immigration.

Mikhail has also been engaged in a number of high values, cross-border commercial disputes and has gained valuable experience in undertaking general civil litigation work.

In his spare time, Mikhail enjoys playing the tenor saxophone. He also cycles and is a keen tennis player.


College of Law, London


2004 - 2005

Legal Practice Course Course

University of Wolverhampton


2002 - 2006

L.L.M – Masters of Laws

University of Wolverhampton


1999 - 2002

L.L.B Law with Honours


Lexis Nexis

Named on LexisNexis’s Panel of Experts for Immigration law PSL.

Case Studies

Flight delay compensation

Acting for passengers in connection with their claims for compensation under EC Regulation

261 / 2004 in instances where their flight has been delayed, cancelled or if they are denied



This has included advising and assisting passengers in all aspects of recovery in the County

Court under both the domestic and European small claims procedure

Business Immigration
  • Acting for major colleges in the private education sector in challenging the Home Office’s investigation and decision-making processes under the Points Based System (PBS).


  • Advising colleges in connection with their sponsorship duties as set out in the Sponsor Guidance published from time to time.


  • Attending private colleges in order to advise and assist them with their internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements of the applicable Tier 4 sponsor guidance.


  • Attending announced and unannounced inspection visits undertaken by the Home Office.


  • Responding to any regulatory action taken by the Home Office such as the suspension or revocation of a sponsor licence or the reduction of Certificate of Sponsorships (CAS);
  • Drafting pre action protocol letters with a view to commencing judicial review proceedings against the decisions of the Secretary of State (including applications for injunctive relief).


  • Assisting with a damages claim against the Secretary of State for the Home Department arising from the suspension of a private college’s Tier 4 sponsor licence.


Commercial Litigation
  • A $164m cross border commercial dispute arising from the importation and sale of oil products involving numerous jurisdictions.


  • Acting for a large oil company to obtain injunctive relief to preserve its assets and to protects its confidential information.


  • Negotiating a complex settlement agreement in a dispute arising from the provision of services to the National Health Service.


  • Assisting in debt recovery proceedings in order to secure the interests of a number of foreign investors. Commencing proceedings, obtaining and enforcing judgments including obtaining charging orders on the debtors’ assets as security; requiring the defendant to attend court for questioning; and attending hearings.


  • Preparing for and conducting detailed costs assessment proceedings on behalf of numerous clients.
Civil litigation

Assisting team of two solicitors acting for the defendant in proceedings brought against him by his former business associates in which serious allegations of fraud and impropriety were alleged (including the falsification of signatures on legal charges). Assisting with the preparation of trial bundles; attending case management conferences and conferences with Counsel and attending trial at the Royal Courts of Justice, Chancery Division. Also attending without prejudice negotiations.

Involved with breach of contract and damages claims. Instructing surveyors, preparing letters before action, liaising with all parties in order to settle the matter out of court and where necessary, initiating formal proceedings.


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Immigration law expert panellist

LexisNexis’s Panel of Experts for Immigration law PSL.


Associations & Memberships

Solicitors Regulation Authority - since 2015

Contributing Author, Lexis Nexis - since 2013

London Young Lawyers Group - since 2016

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