Adem Muzaffer

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Drawing on extensive experience as a regulatory crime barrister, Adem has 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 also has a particular interest in team selection issues involving individuals and sports governing bodies. He is able to provide advice and representation to clubs, organisations, sportsmen and sportswomen at all levels of professionalism.

Adem has been appointed to the Sports Resolutions UK list of advocates. The list is made available to athletes or other individuals with limited means who require advice or representation before a Sports Resolutions or national governing body tribunal. Click here for more information about Sports Resolutions UK.

Adem is a member of the British Association for Sport and Law. To demonstrate his commitment to providing the highest quality of advice and representation to both his professional and lay clients, he has enrolled on the BASL-partnered LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De Montfort University.

Adem is a Registered Lawyer under The Football Association Football Agents Regulations.

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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

  • Single parent surrogacy reform approved by the House of Lords

    In 2016, Elizabeth Isaacs QC and Adem Muzaffer were instructed by NGA Law in the ground breaking case of Re Z (A Child: No...

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  • 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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