4 Field Court, Gray's Inn, London
Marc Samuels is a specialist barrister whose practice straddles commercial-chancery and family law. Marc has particular expertise in domestic and offshore trusts matters (including TOLATA and trusts in financial remedy proceedings), as well as company/partnership-related disputes associated with family relationship breakdown. Marc also acts for interveners in family finance cases.
Marc’s practice encompasses trusts of land (TOLATA) claims, as well as the full spectrum of domestic trust, probate, and estate litigation, including claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. In a family finance context, Marc Samuels advises on questions of validity and sham trusts, beneficial ownership, use of trusts as resources, avoidance of dispositions, and jurisdiction.
Marc’s background in heavyweight commercial litigation and arbitration makes him well placed to act in most business disputes ancillary to financial remedy proceedings. He also advises on insolvency and costs.
Prior to joining The 36 Group, Marc practised at leading New York law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (where Marc formerly trained as a solicitor). Marc has also provided in-house advice to Lloyds Banking Group (Commercial Banking). Clients that Marc has worked with include global banks, international corporations, private equity sponsors and buy-side investors, various airlines, and the investment arm of an overseas government. Marc regularly advises trustees and estates in contentious and non-contentious administration matters.