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Portrait of Adam Paterson
Areas of expertise: Family law


Adam is a senior associate in the Oxford family team. He advises on all areas of family law including separation, children matters and financial remedy proceedings, including cases with an international element. 

He has particular expertise in funding for family law cases, having worked in-house at two market-leading litigation lenders, before returning to private practice with Penningtons Manches Cooper. 

Adam has been described in The Legal 500 as ‘hard working, client-friendly and [with] very good judgement’ and was ‘Top Recommended’ for litigation funding in 2023 in the Spear’s 500 index. Adam is an active member of Resolution and sits on their Training and Learning Committee.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a high-profile client in the music and entertainment industry in relation to confidential arrangements for children.
  • Acting in a Schedule 1 Children Act high net worth case involving international trusts.
  • Acting in a case involving consideration of income in excess of £1 million including consideration of performance related bonuses and post-separation accrual.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP