Adiba Bassam

Call: 2017



Adiba accepts instructions in all areas of family law, including both children and financial remedies proceedings

Prior to coming to the Bar, Adiba worked as a family paralegal at a Tier 1 firm gaining valuable experience in divorces with an international element, high net worth financial remedy cases, 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 in a family law set.

Adiba is especially interested in private children law and wrote her master’s dissertation on children’s participation in private children law proceedings.

Adiba is a steering group member of Themis: The Intersectional Women Barristers’ Alliance. Within her role in Themis, Adiba has launched a mentoring scheme for women at the bar.

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


Adiba successfully completed her pupillage in November 2020 and gained tenancy. Adiba undertook pupillage under the supervision of Catherine Piskolti, Matthew Hellens and Neil Kerr gaining exposure in all areas of Chambers’ family law practice.

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    


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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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