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Adam Cunynghame
Adam Cunynghame
Adam Cunynghame Special Counsel
t: +61 3 9291 2357
o: Melbourne

Adam Cunynghame

Special Counsel

About Adam

Adam specialises in administrative law and has in-house government experience. He regularly appears as a solicitor advocate in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court in judicial review proceedings and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in merits review proceedings.

What he does

Adam represents Commonwealth Government entities in matters involving statutory interpretation, merits review and judicial review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court. He is an experienced solicitor-advocate and regularly provides advice to his clients concerning the impact of court resolutions on Commonwealth Government operations and policies.

Who he works with

Adam represents Commonwealth Government departments and agencies.


Adam holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Relations from Bond University. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore in 2016, Adam was a Senior Legal Officer at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. He was responsible for managing many high profile litigation and coronial inquest matters. Adam was also a legal tutor at the University of Canberra.

Life outside of Sparkes

Adam enjoys his time outside the office by spending it with his young family.  He continues to work on the fine balancing act of fitting in playing and watching soccer, spending time with friends and travelling in and outside of Australia.

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t: +61 3 9291 2357
o: Melbourne
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