Adiba Bassam

Call: 2017



Adiba commenced her family pupillage in October 2019 under the supervision of Catherine Piskolti. Adiba is interested in all of Chambers’ family law expertise.

Prior to starting pupillage, Adiba worked as a family paralegal at a Tier 1 firm gaining valuable experience in divorces with an international element, high net worth financial remedies, prenuptial agreements and private children law. Prior to this she worked as a legal assistant drafting practice direction documents, assisting in case preparation and providing legal research for barristers.

During her studies, Adiba volunteered for the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Personal Support Unit (now known as Support Through Court), through her work she gained experience in assisting litigants in person and drafting applications under the Children Act 1989 and Family Law Act 1996.

Adiba wrote her master’s dissertation on children’s participation in private children law proceedings.

Due to her multicultural background, Adiba benefits from speaking five languages.

Other interests

In her spare time Adiba enjoys cooking and baking, often inviting family and friends over for dinner. To balance her love for food, she enjoys HIIT classes at the gym.


LLB Law (First Class) University of Westminster

Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent) BPP University

MA in Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights (Merit) UCL


Middle Temple Terence Fitzgerald Scholarship

University of Westminster Family Law Highest Achieving Result


Honourable Society of Middle Temple

The Family Law Bar Association

The Society of Asian Lawyers

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Association of Women Barristers






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