Marcus has a particular interest in public law – care work – and has appeared in complex and lengthy child protection hearings. He appeared for the respondent mother in a 33 day fact-finding / final hearing, which included expert evidence from numerous witnesses.

Private law – Child Arrangements Orders (formerly contact, residence, specific issues, prohibited steps and parental responsibility). He has experience in relocation and transfer of residence / intractable contact cases.

Marcus has a particular interest in public law – care work – and has appeared in complex and lengthy child protection hearings. His experience in criminal advocacy gives him an edge in fact finding hearings.

Private law – Child Arrangements Orders (formerly contact, residence, specific issues, prohibited steps and parental responsibility). He has experience in relocation and transfer  of residence / intractable contact cases. B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1623 – Appeal by father against findings of fact potentially relevant in proceedings concerning two children and arising from applications for shared residence, contact and a prohibited steps order not to move the children from the local area.

His cross examination skills have been commended in ourt; and he was called upon to cross examine the appellant in the Court of Appeal authority R v O’Hare [2006] EWCA Crim 471

R. v. M [2008] EWCA Crim 313, he represented the client in child abduction proceedings both at first instance and in the Court of appeal.

Marcus is a registered public access practitioner.

Education

City Polytechnic BA (Hons) Law

Appointments & Memberships:

  • Elected Junior of the Sussex Bar Mess in 2007 – 2012 Lincoln’s Inn advocacy trainer
  • Former Member of the Lincoln’s Inn Disciplinary Committee Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Appointed Pupil Supervisor 1997
  • Appointed internal examiner for the then City of London Polytechnic
  • Marshalled with Mr Justice Wright and Blofeld J (former presiding Judges for SE Circuit)

Further information

Marcus also practices at court martial (in the UK, Germany and Cyprus) and in road traffic law

  • R. v. M [2008] EWCA Crim 313 – child abduction,
  • B (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1623 – fact finding – prohibited steps & removal.

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