Offering legal advice and representation in criminal, civil and family law, Adal Ibrar is a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Based in London, Adal accepts instructions and can represent clients in any court across England and Wales.

Direct Access Barrister

The public access scheme allows approved barristers to receive instructions from members of the public without the need for a solicitor. This can lead to savings of thousands of pounds, avoid potential delays in your case, and ensure that you get to know the person who will be representing you in court.

Authorised to Conduct Litigation

Conducting litigation includes the starting of proceedings, issuing of claims and filing of applications and other documents at court. it is a function usually associated with the role of solicitors. Although Adal is a barrister, he is also authorised to conduct litigation. This means that Adal can go onto the court record and handle cases from start to finish, including all the pre-trial preparation and representation at court. you will have a single point of contact throughout the entire court process, and will have the peace of mind in knowing that the person representing you knows everything you want him to know about your case.

Family Law and Children

As part of his family law work, Adal has appeared in cases ranging from domestic violence and private child contact disputes, to serious child abuse and cases of international relocation and child abduction. Adal also receives instructions in cases of divorce and matrimonial finance, and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Adal regularly appears in the Family Court and High court, and can be instructed for appeals to the Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Civil and Commercial Law

As part of his civil and commercial work, Adal has been instructed in tort and contract claims, contested probate, trust law and property ownership disputes, landlord and tenant matters and boundary disputes between neighbours.

Criminal Law

Adal accepts instructions in criminal cases including criminal defence and private prosecutions, road traffic offences and appeals to either the Crown Court or to the Court of Appeal. Adal can be instructed by a solicitor where legal aid has been granted or under the public access scheme where a client wishes to pay privately.

Education and Background

Adal read Psychology at university and graduated with First Class Honours. He went on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law before completing the Bar Professional Training Course at the City Law School.

Adal came into law after a successful career working in the financial services sector. His straightforward, down-to-earth and client centred approach has been favoured by clients from all walks of life. Adal has represented clients ranging from the homeless to global corporations and multi-millionaire tax-exiles.

Professional Interests

Although Adal accepts instructions in Criminal, Civil, and Family Law, he is particularly focused on assisting clients who would otherwise be denied access to justice. Adal is a member of Advocate formally known as the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Adal is interested in quality rather than quantity of work and thus limits the number of cases he takes on to ensure that each client can receive more of his attention and an improved quality of service.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Advocate
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Society of Visually Impaired Lawyers
  • British Psychological Society
  • Royal Society of Medicine



  • Domestic Violence and Injunctions
  • Child Contact
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Child Abduction
  • Relocation and International Children Law
  • Schedule 1 Applications
  • Divorce and Matrimonial Finance


  • Contract & Money Claims
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Property Law
  • Wills & Probate


  • Violence including Assault, ABH, GBH
  • Theft, Robbery, & Burglary
  • Possession and drug related offences
  • Speeding, Driving while under the influence, & other Road Traffic Offences