Area(s) of Practice Family Law
Phone 07703 044 890
Adam Markillie is Head of Client Services and a Solicitor within the Family Law department.
Adam has an extensive background in specialist debt advice and benefits advice from his work as a Specialist Debt Advisor for the Community Advice Law Service, a not for profit organisation which he worked for 11 years prior to joining Cartwright King. Now sitting on the board of directors with the Community Advice Law Service, Adam still continues with benefit & debt advice work.
Adam is a member of the Institute of Money Advisors (IMA) and, through his radio work with BBC Radio Leicester and the Mid Morning Show with Tony Waddsworth, won the IMA award for “Best Initiative” for the “Debt Doctor” series which was an on air advice programme for listeners to contact with any issue relating to debt and finance and in particular evictions and mortgage repossessions. The series ran for four years and Adam dealt with nearly £20Million of debt in the time the programme aired.
Adam has worked on many other media programmes which have included being invited by the BBC to be a consultant on a documentary called ‘How to Rob a Bank’ which advised students on how to reduce debts. He was also a consultant and presenter for the MATV Network on a programme called ‘Kazi Bhan’ which looked at debt in the Asian community. Adam regularly gets invited by BBC Radio Nottingham to comment on news items live on the Mark Denison show.
Having qualified as a solicitor, Adam moved into the field of Family Law and now specialises in Private Children Law and in particularly Non-Molestation Orders and Children Arrangement Orders. He also specialises in matrimonial law.
In addition to Family Law, Adam has an extensive background in benefit law and appeals against decisions made be the benefits agency in particular DLA and ESA benefit claims where benefit has been suspended because the DWP state the claimant has not informed them of a material change to their circumstances.
"I want to thank you Adam from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for my family and me. I can honestly say from day one you have gone above and beyond your original remit. My case was a very long complex one and from day one you took your time to explain everything in tiny detail to me. This was not just once but over and over if I did not understand something.
"Domestic abuse and domestic violence takes a real toll on your mental health, but Adam was sensitive, caring and empathetic through out the whole case. Without Adam’s in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm in family law, I doubt we would have not had the successful result we ended up with.
"Adam is extremely professional, kind, very charismatic and above all else extremely intelligent. He talks to you in normal simple language and is down to earth in his manner when explaining complex situations.
"I started this journey with Adam and at that time at the beginning I was completely terrified, scared, worried and everything in between after what I had experienced with the DV. Adam guided me and supported me from day one. If I ever had any concerns, or worries he was always there to reassure me and promptly answer any concerns I had. Cartwright King has a real gem working for them and I hope they know how much he cares for his clients, genuinely.
"Adam is also funny and has a wit as sharp as a knife, nothing gets past him so if you are going to instruct him to represent you, tell him the truth, every spit and cough of it. He will know if he hasn’t got the full story, as I am sure he can read your mind! He was able anticipate my own anxieties even before I knew I had them coming myself. If you want a solicitor that fights for you, meticulously and phorensically analyse your particular matter with the detail of a heart surgeon then hire Adam." - Client testimonial, June 2018
"One of the most professional solicitors I have used with very good advice. Would recommend him to anyone." - Client testimonial, January 2018
"I was delighted and relieved when Adam Markillie, took the time and explained the same thing more than 3-4 times as I was totally lost about the divorce absolute process. He made me realise about the implications of the decision I was ready to make. He went out of his way on a few occasions, to reassure me and explain legal jargons with infinite patience. I have never come across a Solicitor like Adam, who actually treated me as a person and not as a number. My previous experience with another Law firm has been a nightmare and I was totally ignored...not heard. Adam Markillie was very prompt and efficent and after each of our meeting, he would send me an email to confirm about what has been said and agreed. Being subjected to Domestic Abuse for a long time, can take a toll of on your mental and physical health. And it is imperative that Law firms acknowledge that so that they can take steps to address how legal advice could be delivered to people like myself as our way of processing trauma from abuse and legal advice can be very challenging and overwhelming. Having to process legal jargon and information is a very demanding and it is quiet scary to take decisions that could affect your life, but I felt reassured and confident by Cartwright King Solicitors and the whole team have always been kind and helpful. I have already highly referred Adam and your firm to my UWA- LWA support worker and told her that this should go on my notes. I have also asked her to make it a must - to guide domestic abuse victims like myself to your firm. Thank you for an amazing service and help." Client testimonial- December 2017
"Fantastic service from Adam at Cartwright King regarding a family law case. From day one Adam was attentive and gave fantastic advice on how to resolve the case as quickly and effectively as possible. His knowledge and service throughout the court case was impeccable, and we as a family are so thankful to Adam for helping, supporting and representing us throughout the court process. I am certain the outcome was down to Adam's expert skills in the field and we can now move forward with structure and stability for the future. Thank you so much, we could have not gone through a process that seemed daunting at the start, without your help and support. I would recommend Cartwright King to anybody needing legal help and representation." Client Testimonial- 22nd May 2017