Marie Clark

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Andrew Smith QC
Ian Duguid QC

Contact 07801 352132

Practice Profile

Over the course of Marie's 12 years as a solicitor, her civil litigation practice evolved an emphasis on family and child law. Since calling to the Bar in 1996, she has developed a practice in which these same areas predominate. Marie has extensive experience of all aspects of litigation concerning divorce, financial provision, cohabitation, civil partnerships and every facet of child law. Her cases have encompassed complex jurisdictional issues and human rights elements, petitions for adoption, permanence orders and social work referrals. Marie has developed a further interest in social work referrals with a contentious medical component, including shake/impact injuries in infants. In October 2010, Marie appeared alone for the curator ad litem in the UK Supreme Court in the case of Principal Reporter v K and others. In November 2014, Marie returned to the UK Supreme Court in the case of Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Wood.

Education & Professional Career to Date

Solicitor for 12 years, 6 of them at partner level

LLB; Diploma in Legal Practice


  • Board of Examiners, Diploma in Legal Practice, Glasgow Graduate School of Law (1999–2003)

Selected Cases

Publications & Seminars

Commercial Debt in Europe: Recovery and Remedies, Richard Guy and Hugh Mercer, Sweet & Maxwell, 1991: consultant to authors

Speaker on Principal Reporter v K, Arnot Manderson Family Law Conference, April 2011

Chair, Arnot Manderson Family Law Conference, May 2012


Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2022 for Family: Children also ranked in Family: Matrimonial Finance

Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2021 for Family/Matrimonial matters

"She has unparalleled people skills."
"Well attuned to the sensitivities of complex child-related and child abduction cases."