Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Elizabeth Marsh QC is widely regarded as one of the leading and most versatile defence barristers practising today. She has a wealth of experience being instructed in cases of the utmost gravity and in the most challenging and sensitive of cases. She acts for individuals and organisations facing serious allegations frequently attracting coverage in both domestic and international media.
Examples include: Murder of Damilola Taylor; Van Hoogstraten ‘hit’; Essex Boys ‘Supergrass’; Manslaughter of 58 Chinese who died whilst being smuggled in the back of a lorry; Dutch diamond dealer money laundering; Louis Vuitton model murder; Cilliers (parachute tampering) attempted murder; mercy killing (min term 6 years).
She has defended suspects of extreme youth and others with complex mental health and/or addiction issues; some charged with murder of adults or children; family or strangers; in groups/gangs or alone.
She has represented defendants charged with offences ranging from contract to mercy killing; multiple murders, allegations of serious drug crimes; serious sexual offending; modern slavery and human trafficking.
She has also represented defendants charged with financial crime and companies charged with a wide variety of breaches.
The broad complexion of work in which Elizabeth is instructed is testament to the fact that she is seen by those who instruct her as extremely hard working, versatile and capable in challenging a significant range of medical, scientific, financial and academic experts, and cut throat co-defendants. Her record of success lies in her detailed knowledge of the papers; her ability to master the most complex of issues, to be at the forefront of cutting-edge law, and to robustly and fearlessly advance the interests of her client, while being extremely approachable.