Margarita Adam

21 July 2007
Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
Barrister, Editor, Indexer, Lawyer and Legal Reporter
Alternative Names
  • Adam, M. (pseudonym)
  • Teddo, Margarita (birth name)

Margarita Adam (nee Teddo) graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1966 and was admitted to the New South Wales Bar on 18 March of that year. She had not been at the Bar long before she took up legal reporting, for which she adopted the use of a pseudonym derived from her initial and surname. Adam, whose reports appeared in the New South Wales Reports, the Argus Reports and the Australian Law Reports, remained on the practising barristers' list until the mid-1970s. She obtained work with Butterworths as an editor and indexer.

Sources used to compile this entry: Adam, M. and Sumner-Potts, M., Western Australian law reports, 1865-1969 : index digest, Butterworths, Sydney, 1971; Adam, M., All England law reports 1936-1970, All England law reports reprint 1558-1935 and All England law reports reprint extension volumes 1895-1935, Fifth edn, Butterworths, Sydney, 1971; Siebel, Kingsley and Adam, Margarita, Australian and New Zealand citator to UK reports 1558-1972 : covering the Law reports 1865-1972, Weekly law reports 1853-1972, All England law reports 1558-1972 (including reprint and extension volumes), Butterworths, Sydney, 1974; Sources used to compile this entry: New South Wales Law Almanac for 1967, V. C. N. Blight Government Printer, New South Wales, 1967, p. 103; 1968, pp. 92, 93; 1969, pp. 90, 92; 1974, pp. 82, 88; Calendar of the University of Sydney for the Year 1968, V. C. N. Blight Government Printer, New South Wales, 1967, p. 971; The Ryerson Index (See: 'Adam, Margarita (Teddo)', Deaths, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2007); 'Pacific News', Austl. L. Libr. 45 (2007), HeinOnline,, accessed online 25 January 2016.

Prepared by Marina Loane