Mr Marcus Price > Thompson Smith and Puxon > Clacton-on-Sea, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Smith and Puxon
39-41 STATION ROAD
CLACTON-ON-SEA
CO15 1RN
England
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Work Department

Family and Divorce Law

Position

Marcus is the director of Marcus J S Price Limited, a partner in the firm. He joined TSP in 1979 and since qualifying  in 1981 has specialised in Family law; he has led the Family team at TSP for many years. He deals with a variety of Family matters, ranging from cases involving assets worth some millions of pounds, through to cases involving limited financial resources, and acting for clients in a variety of disputes relating to children following the breakdown of the relationship between parents. In addition, he advises clients who wish to try to avoid or minimise the risk of dispute in the event of a relationship breaking down by entering into formal agreements before committing to a marriage or starting to live together.  

Career

Marcus completed his law degree at the University of Nottingham in 1978 and from there went on to study for his professional exams at the College of Law in London. He joined TSP as a trainee solicitor (known as an Articled Clerk back then!) in 1979 and during the two years of his professional training he worked in a number of areas of law including Family, Litigation, Residential Property and Wills and Estates before qualifying as a solicitor in 1981. He became a partner in the firm in 1985, and in 2006, when the structure of Thompson Smith and Puxon changed, Marcus became a director of Marcus J.S. Price Ltd, a corporate partner in TSP.

For some years (1995 – 1999) Marcus sat as a Deputy District Judge in the Principal Registry of the Family Division in London, where he heard a variety of Family matters including financial and child arrangement cases, and dealt with paperwork including granting of divorces and approving agreements that had been submitted to the court to be converted into court orders once approved. 

Languages

English only

Memberships

Marcus is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and is an accredited family law specialist in Advanced Financial Provision 1 and Children Law Private.

Education

Culford School , Suffolk

University of Nottingham, 1975-78, LLB

College of Law, 1979

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Essex

The ‘impressive‘ team at Thompson Smith and Puxon deals with all family law matters and is led by Clacton-based Marcus Price. The team undertakes a wide range of work spanning divorce proceedings, financial settlements, post-nuptial agreements, and private family law matters. Collaboratively trained solicitors Alison Cantor and Shelley Cumbers , who are based in Colchester, are core members of the team and handle high-value matters. Alongside family matters, Cumbers also manages related financial and property issues.