Marina’s practice covers all areas of family law work with a particular focus on the financial consequences of divorce and disputes involving children (including Schedule 1 provision, abduction and relocation cases). Marina has represented clients in courts of all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal (where she was commended for ‘the maturity and frankness of her presentation’ and ‘her mastery of the documentation’) and is increasingly led by all of the silks in chambers.
Since 2011 Marina has been recommended as a junior in Chambers & Partners, and she is now recommended for both her Matrimonial Finance and Children Act work. She is described as giving ‘sound commercial advice’ and having ‘exceptional client care skills.’ The most recent edition records that she ‘does complex work really well. She’s a star in the making.’
In 2014 Marina was named as one of the Lawyer Magazine’s “Hot 100” (the only barrister amongst the three family practitioners), and as a “Rising Star” in the Spears Wealth Index. She has also been shortlisted for the Jordan’s Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year.
Marina has a particular interest in cases with a foreign dimension and has practical experience of family law in France obtained during her time as a Pegasus scholar with the Parisian law firm Lafarge Associés.
Appointments and Memberships
Marina is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and Treasurer of the Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society.
Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Family Arbitration.
Education Marina read PPE at Oxford before studying for the conversion and Bar Vocational courses at BPP (where she was a Lord Denning scholar) and reading for a Masters in Law at University College London.
Personal Marina is a fluent French speaker who enjoys cooking and sailing (and on occasion combining the two).