- Year of Call
- Devil Masters
- Andrew Smith KC
- Ian Duguid KC
Contactmarieclark@amadvocates.co.uk Telephone number available from Clerks upon request
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)
Human rights; Article 8; child law; family law
Child law; permanance order
Judicial review; human rights; Article 9
Decision of the Inner House. Counsel was for the reclaimer.
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
Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2024 for Family: Matrimonial Finance
Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2023 for Family: Children also ranked in Family: Matrimonial Finance
"She has unparalleled people skills."
"Well attuned to the sensitivities of complex child-related and child abduction cases."