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Marcus Scott-manderson QC

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Barrister dealing with family, international child abduction, international child cases. Important cases include: Re H [1998] AC 72 HL; Re P [2000] 1 FLR 435; Re JS (private international adoption) [2000] 2 FLR 638; Re H (abduction: habitual residence: consent) [2000] 2 FLR 294; Re M and J (international judicial collaboration) [2000] 1 FLR 803; Venables v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2001] 1 WLR 1038; Re D [2001] 1 FLR 403; Vigreux v Michel [2006] EWCA Civ 630 [2006] 2 FLR 1180; C v B (abduction: grave risk) [2005] EWHC 2988 (fam) [2006] 1 FLR 1095; Re D (a child) [2006] UKHL 51; Re M (FC) and another (FC) (Children) (FC) [2007] UKHL 55; Re K (children) [2009] EWCA Civ 986 CA; Re K (children) [2009] EWHC 1066 Fam; A (applicant) v H (respondent) and (1) Registrar General for England and Wales (2) Secretary of State for Justice (Interveners) [2009] EWHC 636; Re F (a child) [2009] Civ 416 CA. Contributor to Butterworths Essential Family Practice (2001; 2002).


Called 1980; Lincoln’s Inn.


British Academy of Forensic Sciences; REUNITE International Legal Working Group.


Harrow School; Oxford University (BCL; MA); Glasgow University (Department of Forensic Medicine); Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands (International Private Law) Dana Fellowship; Hardwicke Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn; Droop Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn; Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize in Forensic Medicine, Inns of Court School of Law.


Lansdowne Club.

London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)

Within: Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

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