Members of Chambers

Adrian Pidduck

Called: 2012
Admitted as a Solicitor 1996

Adrian Pidduck

Practice Profile

Adrian was a solicitor for 16 years, before being Called to the Bar in 2012. He specialises in cases concerning children, having been a member of the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority’s Children Panel between 1999 and 2012, and during this time practicing almost exclusively in public law children cases in which he regularly represented parents, other relatives and the subject children.

He came to the Bar as an experienced advocate. Since his Call he has conducted contested interim and final hearings at all levels within the Family Court (Family Proceedings Court, County Court and High Court). He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal.

Adrian is regularly instructed in respect of all types of cases concerning children, both in the public and private law arena. He has particular interest in proceedings with a foreign element, and has particular experience in cases involving Eastern European families (two of his reported cases referred to below relating to this subject matter).

Adrian also has a committed practice in respect of domestic violence proceedings, in his previous role as a solicitor having been regularly instructed by a women's refuge to obtain protection for its vulnerable residents.

As a previous solicitor Adrian is highly experienced in taking direct instructions from the public, and is approved by the Bar Council as a Direct Public Access practitioner.

Specialist Practice Areas


  • Care and Adoption (for parents, Guardians and other relatives)
  • Private Law Children work
  • Injunction

Notable Cases

  • Re: D (A Child) [2015] EWHC Civ 1150
  • Re: A (A Child) [2014] EWHC 604 (Fam)
  • KCC v IS & Ors [2013] EWHC 2308 (Fam)

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)

Hobbies and other interests

Adrian is married with two children. Outside of his professional life he is a member of two local tennis clubs where he plays regularly. His other interests include film, music and reading.