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Marcus Flavin

| Call 2001

Profile: Overview

Marcus is primarily a private client barrister, covering both contentious work and non-contentious advisory work (including tax). In addition to cases in England and Wales he regularly assists in cases offshore, particularly in Jersey and Man. He also undertakes work  in the fields of insolvency and property.

Experience and Expertise

Marcus's practice is principally in the field of trusts and estates.

He is experienced both in non-contentious work, including drafting, construction, advising trustees and executors on proposed courses of action, advice on capital taxation matters, and applications for approval of variation and in contentious work including breach of trust cases, tracing claims, claims against trusts arising out of matrimonial litigation, construction cases, non-contentious probate applications and summonses, contentious probate claims, and applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

He has a particular interest in offshore work arising from spending several months on secondment to the trusts department of the Jersey law firm of Bailhache Labesse in 2006, advising clients on non-contentious trust matters (including pensions) and on trusts litigation and has advised on trust and company matters in BVI, Cayman, and Man as well as Jersey.

He is also experienced in insolvency matters, including personal, corporate and partnership matters, and in charities matters, particularly those arising out of the administration of estates and trusts.


Cases and Work of Note




Applications for variation of trust (Private Client Yearbook (2012))



GDL (City)
Master's in Historical Research, Corpus Christi, University of Oxford
BA History (1st Class Honours) UCL



Chancery Bar Association; The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.


Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 810135483
Bar Membership Number: 43720


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Marcus Flavin
"Marcus is personable and direct in his approach and cuts to the points in issue quickly and efficiently. Once instructed Marcus is clear in his advice and tenacious in seeing that advice through to conclusion."

Instructing Solicitor