Marc Etherington

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Rayden Solicitors

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I am a Senior Associate at Rayden Solicitors where I have worked since November 2020.

Rayden Solicitors is a tier 1 ranked Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners regional firm specialising solely in family law. It is the only firm in England based outside London to be ranked in the high net worth Chambers & Partners legal directory. Rayden Solicitors has grown a reputation in being one of the leading family law specialists in the country.

I have an active practice in London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the surrounding counties. Due to my growing reputation I act for clients located across the UK and abroad.

Prior to joining Rayden Solicitors, I worked at two law firms in central London one of which was, again, a Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners boutique family law firm.

Before then, I worked for a national award winning law firm in Cambridge as well as a high street firm in Hertfordshire. During my time in Cambridge, I was the first family lawyer to join that firm and played the lead role in building that family department. This department achieved Legal 500 status in its first year with me personally rated as a recommended family lawyer for East Anglia by the Legal 500 in 2017.

I have been working in family law since 2009 and qualified as a family lawyer in March 2012. I have experience in all areas of family law and regularly acts for those who are seeking a divorce, advice on the breakdown of a cohabiting relationship, assistance on matters relating to their children. I have experience in dealing with some of the most difficult issues in family law, which includes parental alienation, relocation/abduction, domestic abuse and complex financial issues. Furthermore, I have experience in representing families through either the surrogacy or adoption process.

I am only one of the few family lawyers to be trained in collaborative law. This concept allows parties going through a separation to have a greater control over the process, allows a greater focus on meeting their specific needs, lets the lawyers work more closely with each other to do what is best for the family as a whole and provides a commitment to avoid the uncertain outcome often seen in court proceedings. I am a founding member of the We Can Work It Out collaborative pod in London.

I was shortlisted for Associate of the Year at the national Family Law Awards in both 2019 and 2021, and the City Wealth Future Leaders Awards in 2020. I was named by City Wealth in 2020 as one of the top 100 professionals under the age of 40 in my industry.  These recognitions highlight my growing reputation in the profession across England and Wales, including the city of London.

I currently sit on the Resolution Parenting After Parting Committee, Resolution London Region Committee and Resolution YRes National Committee after being elected by my peers in the profession. These roles gives me a strong voice on future policies and training adopted by Resolution to it members.  I am currently Co-Chair of the Yres National Committee meaning I represent the junior members of our profession within Resolution across England & Wales.

My interests outside of work includes spending many Saturday afternoons supporting my local football team. I further enjoy participating in regular exercise, when time allows me, and spending time with my family including my three children.

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Areas of work
Children (divorce and separation) Finances (divorce and separation)

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