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.

Reputation & Awards

"His knowledge of law and manner of delivery were exceptional"

- Direct Access Client 

“Within a two hour conference Marcus understood my case better than my previous experienced barristers. He worked diligently to obtain the best for my children, right through to defending an appeal. His knowledge of law and manner of delivery were exceptional” – Direct Access Client

“Thank you  so much for what you achieved for my daughter and myself during the past few stressful months. I cannot express how grateful I am to you for representing me at the hearings and for achieving the best positive outcome. I was overwhelmed when I heard the outcome of the court hearing…Thank you for protecting my daughter’s best interests.” – Direct Access Client

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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