Adem Muzaffer

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The primary focus of Adem’s practice is family law, with an emphasis on private law children and financial remedy work. He has developed a specialist practice in respect of the law relating to surrogacy and assisted reproduction, and receives instructions from across the country to advise and represent clients in this area.

Adem has also developed a practice in the area of disciplinary proceedings in sport. His experience includes advising a professional footballer and his club in relation to appeal proceedings following the imposition of a 10 match ban for biting an opponent.

Adem is ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500, being described as an advocate who is “expressive and passionate” in court. Adem was shortlisted for Regional Junior of the Year at the 2018 Legal 500 Awards.


Bar Vocational Course, 2007, Cardiff University

Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies, 2006, University of Birmingham

BA (Hons) History, 2005, Cardiff University


Family Law Bar Association


British Association for Sports and Law


Deputy District Judge (Civil) 2015 Family (2016)


Re Z (A Child) (No. 2) and surrogacy law reform.  International Family Law Journal 2017, Issue 3.  Co-authored with Natalie Gamble of Natalie Gamble Associates.



Chambers & Partners 2019: “He has a keen eye for detail and quickly understands the figures and the case background. I am particularly impressed by his niche practice in surrogacy.”

Legal 500 2018: “A tenacious advocate with excellent client skills.”  Ranked: tier 1

Legal 500 2017:  “‘An advocate who is expressive and passionate in court.”

Legal 500 2017: “St Ives Chambers has a strong reputation in family law, including financial remedy, children and care work. The set is well known for its expertise surrogacy matters, and in this space, Elizabeth Isaacs QC led Adem Muzaffer in a landmark case where a single father was granted a parental order to bring up his child who was conceived via surrogacy.”


Further Information


Adem is a regular speaker at chambers’ seminars, lectures and conferences.
Adem is available to provide bespoke training. Please contact a clerk for further information.

Relevant Articles

  • Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer attend APPG Surrogacy evidence session at the Houses of Parliament

    On 13th November 2018, Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer were invited to attend an evidence session of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Surrogacy at...

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  • The Lord Chancellor has confirmed that the law on surrogacy will be reviewed

    Following a landmark ruling on a surrogacy case led by Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer, from St Ives Chambers, and Natalie Gamble and...

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