A Ardrey

Adam Ardrey

Year of Call: 1990

Optimum Advocates


LL.B (Hons) University of Glasgow

Special interests


Media, defamation and privacy

Personal Injury

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Stable telephone number

0141 370 8667

Angela Bath

Laura Kenney


Adam has a general civil court practice with particular interest in Family Law, Reparation, Contract, Land Law, Licensing, Fatal Accident Inquiries; Immigration and Proceeds of Crime.

He is a part-time Judge of the First Tier of the Tribunal Service (Social Entitlement Chamber). He is a regular speaker at seminars, most recently speaking on The Home Owners and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010: Expert Witnesses; and Racial Crime. He is experienced in the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. He is a public speaker (National Library of Scotland - June 2015) TV broadcaster (USA TV documentary - October 2015) and author of books on Scottish History (2007-2015). “…Adam Ardrey, advocate, took a much more pragmatic and measured approach to the valuation of the services provided... As is set out in his copy opinion on quantum…” - Yule v Forbes 2004 SLT 13.


Yule v Forbes (Reparation)

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Brown (Company)

Umair v Umair (Human Rights)

Barclay v Renfrewshire Council (Licensing)

Mahmood v McCarthy (Family)


Chairman, Disability Appeals Tribunal

Chairman, Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Chairman, Moira Anderson Foundation (Child Sexual Abuse Charity)