Roger Bickerdike

Year of call 1986


Practice Summary

Roger is undoubtedly one of the North Eastern Circuit's most experienced and highly regarded family law specialists. Practicing exclusively in family work, he is particularly renowned for his expertise in mid and high value financial remedy cases and private law children matters, including both internal and international relocation. Roger also has considerable experience of appellate work, especially in the Court of Appeal.

Over many years Roger has been highly commended in successive editions of legal publications such as 'Chambers and Partners', and 'The Legal 500'.

He has been involved in numerous reported cases and has presented at many seminars on various aspects of both financial remedy and children law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Remedy: specialist in mid and high value claims
  • Children Law: private law, including internal and international relocation

Reported Cases

  • Re A (Residence Order) [2010] 1 FLR 1083, CA
  • Re R (Care Order: Threshold Criteria) [2010] 1 FLR 673, CA
  • North Yorkshire County Council v B [2008] 1 FLR 1645, FD
  • Re C (A Child) [2006] EWCA Civ 235
  • Re K (Medical Treatment: Declaration) [2006] 2 FLR 883, FD
  • Re G (Removal From Jurisdiction) [2005] 2 FLR 166, CA
  • Re B (Leave to Remove: Impact of Refusal) [2005] 2 FLR 239, CA
  • Re J (Freeing for adoption) [2000] 2 FLR 58, FD
  • Re MM (Medical Treatment) [2000] 1 FLR 224, FD
  • G -v- F (contact and shared residence: applications for leave) [1998] 2 FLR 799, FD
  • Re J A (child abduction: non convention country) [1998] 1 FLR 231 CA
  • Re W (Adoption: homosexual adopter) [1997] 2 FLR 406, FD
  • Re C & F (Adoption: removal notice) [1997] 1 FLR 190, CA
  • Re M (Abduction: Habitual residence) [1996] 1 FLR 887, CA
  • Re A (Wardship: Jurisdiction) [1995] 1 FLR 767, FD
  • Re A (Supervision Order: Extension) [1995] 1 FLR 335, CA
  • F -v- Leeds City Council [1994] 2 FLR 60, CA
  • Re C (A minor) (Adoption: parental agreement: contact) [1993] 2 FLR 260, CA
  • Leeds City Council -v- C [1993] 1FLR 269, FD
  • C -v- C (Contempt: Evidence) [1993] 1 FLR 220, CA
  • Re H (Child order: restricting applications) [1991] FCR 896, CA


  • International Relocation: Is the tide finally turning?
  • Resolution (West and North Yorkshire) and NEC FLBA joint seminar, Leeds.
  • D5 Excellence in Family Law Conference, Birmingham.
  • Numerous 'Wine and Wisdom' seminars including ‘Quantum, Duration and Extension’,’Financial remedy Update’, 'Capital Division post Miller; McFarlane', 'Appealing out of time against consent orders' and ‘Avoiding the lump sum banana-skin - the ramifications of Hamilton -v- Hamilton’.

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"He has the ability to explain complicated issues in a clear and concise way."

Legal 500 (2015)

"A fearless advocate. I've seen him determined to get a point across when odds are against him, and his paperwork is excellent."

Chambers & Partners (2020)