“Shows excellent attention to detail and has a good manner with the clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2018

Experience

Year of Call: 1980
Year of Silk: 2006

Education

BCL MA (Oxon)
Harrow School, Christ Church Oxford, Boulter Exhibition in Law, Glasgow University (Department of Forensic Medicine), Hague Academy of International 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

Profile

International cases relating to children.

Professional Memberships

British Academy of Forensic Sciences
Family Law Bar Association
Lincoln’s Inn

Directories

‘Highly rated for international children cases.’
Legal 500, 2019

Private children law specialist who is recognised for his extensive experience and knowledge of issues concerning the Hague Convention. He mainly focuses on international cases and is solid in proceedings concerning expert evidence.
Strengths: “Shows excellent attention to detail and has a good manner with the clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2018
 


‘Highly recommended for international proceedings.’
Legal 500, 2017

Private children law specialist who is recognised for his extensive experience and knowledge of issues concerning the Hague Convention. He mainly focuses on international cases and is solid in proceedings concerning expert evidence.
Strengths: “If you have a Hague Convention problem, he has encyclopaedic knowledge.”
Chambers & Partners 2017

Deals with private law children work with an international element.
Strengths: “He’s the sort who is lovely in conference, and is also a very good academic lawyer.”
Chambers & Partners 2016

‘Experienced in Hague Convention matters’
Legal 500, 2016

Enjoys a position of authority as a respected private law practitioner dealing with cross-border children law work.

Expertise: “I’ve done a lot with him on international work. He has a genuine passion for that type of work. He also has an incredible brain for it and is able to use that brain power to the best effect.”
Chambers & Partners 2015

He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of international child abduction.
Legal 500, 2015

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC ‘He has encyclopaedic knowledge of the Hague Convention.’
Legal 500, 2014

Maintains an excellent track record in cross-border child abduction cases.

Expertise: “Has a detailed knowledge of technical aspects of law and is a well-respected international children practitioner.”

Recent work: Successfully argued a test case on the conflict between ECJ and English definitions of habitual residence in the context of Hague Convention abduction.
Chambers & Partners 2014

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC is noted for his ‘excellent attention to detail’.
Legal 500, 2013

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC specialises in international children’s cases including child abduction. Recent cases have included H-K (Children) in the Court of Appeal, concerning questions of habitual residence.
Chambers and Partners 2013

The ‘extraordinary’ Marcus Scott-Manderson QC is recommended for child abduction work.
Legal 500, 2012
Top Tier

For international children matters, Marcus Scott Manderson QC “is amazing and really knows his stuff inside-out.” Complex child abduction is his forte, with sources going out of their way to praise his excellent attention to detail.
Chambers and Partners 2012

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC has ‘outstanding attention to detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law’.
Legal 500, 2011
Top Tier

With a high success rate is Marcus Scott Manderson QC, “a conscientious silk who knows everything there is to know about international child abduction.” His “calm and impressive manner in court” inspires confidence in clients.
Chambers and Partners 2011
Band 1

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC has ‘outstanding attention to detail and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law’.
Legal 500, 2011
Top Tier

A distinguished figure in the field of international abduction, Marcus Scott-Manderson QC, who is “immensely respected by the courts for his fair-minded approach.
Chambers and Partners 2010

Marcus Scott Manderson QC is ‘one of the top silks for abduction cases’, and has ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of all children cases, as well as old-school manners.’
Legal 500, 2010

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC remains sought after for his “encyclopaedic knowledge of the law” and “vim and vigour in pursuit of his goals.”  He is best known for his international work, particularly in the field of child abduction.
Chambers and Partners 2009

Recommended as a Leading Family Silk in the Legal 500, 2009

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC is a “clear leader in the field of child abduction work,” as well as in related cross-jurisdictional family law battles like those concerning wives abandoned following failed arranged marriages. “A stickler for detail,” he also does some domestic public law work.
Chambers and Partners 2008

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC receives exceptional feedback from solicitors who say he is ‘ very knowledgeable on child abduction’, and is ‘ always prepared to go that extra mile’, being a ‘ conscientious silk with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject’.
Legal 500, 2008

17/07/12
[2012] EWCA Civ 978
17/03/11
[2011] 2 FLR 515 : [2011] 2 FCR 177 : [2011] Fam Law 584 : (2011) 108(13) LSG 21;[2011] EWCA Civ 272
13/08/10
[2010] EWHC 2909 (Fam)
02/07/10
[2011]1 FLR 1694; [2010] EWHC 2098 (Fam)
21/01/10
[2010] 2 FCR 664 : [2010] EWCA Civ 89
24/06/09
[2010] 1 FLR 782; [2009] EWCA Civ 986
18/07/08
[2008] 2 FLR 1687; [2008] EWHC 1681 (Fam)
08/04/08
[2008] 2 FLR 965; [2008] EWHC 688 (Fam)
05/12/07
[2007] UKHL 55 (2008); 1 AC 1288 : (2007) 3 WLR 975 : (2008) 1 All ER 1157 : (2008) 1 FLR 251 : Times, December 6, 2007
27/03/07
(2007) 2 FLR 72; [2007] EWCA Civ 260
16/11/06
[2006] UKHL 51; (2007) 1 AC 619 : (2006) 3 WLR 989 : (2007) 1 All ER 783 : (2007) 1 FLR 961 : Times, November 17, 2006 : Independent, November 21, 2006
25/05/06
[2006] EWHC 1229 (Fam)
18/05/06
(2006) 2 FLR 1180 : [2006] EWCA Civ 630; Times, July 3, 2006 : Independent, May 24, 2006
02/12/03
[2003] EWHC 2911 (Fam) ; (2004) 1 All ER 912 : (2004) 1 FLR 641 : Times, December 10, 2003
20/02/03
[2003] EWHC 565 (Fam) (2003) 2 FLR 1159
09/09/02
(2002) 1 WLR 3208 : (2002) 2 FLR 1042 : [2002] EWHC 1864 (Fam): Times, October 14, 2002
03/07/02
(2002) 1 WLR 3355 : (2002) 2 FLR 815 : [2002] EWCA Civ 908: Times, July 15, 2002
24/04/02
(2002) 2 FLR 437 : [2002] EWHC 816 (Fam); Times, May 9, 2002
08/01/01
(2001) Fam 430 : (2001) 2 WLR 1038 : (2001) 1 All ER 908 : (2001) EMLR 10 : (2001) 1 FLR 791 : (2001) HRLR 19 : (2001) UKHRR 628 : Times, January 16, 2001 : Independent, January 17, 2001 : Daily Telegraph, January 16, 2001
12/02/99
(1999) 1 FLR 1145 : Times, February 23, 1999
10/04/97
(1998) AC 72 : (1997) 2 WLR 563 : (1997) 2 All ER 225 : (1997) 1 FLR 872 : Times, April 17, 1997 : Independent, April 15, 1997