Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Restructuring/Insolvency - Midlands (Bar)
Marc Brown is an experienced barrister who is highly regarded for his work in all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency and commercial dispute resolution. He regularly acts for liquidators and other office holders in claims against directors arising from insolvency.
Strengths: "He is good in cross-examinations and very confident and calm throughout trial." "He has a good rapport with both lay and professional clients and his preparation is excellent."
Recent work: Instructed in Re: Cartwright/Re: Panelcraft Access Panels, an application to seek the winding up of a company so that it could tie in with a linked bankruptcy and winding up of a partnership.
Commercial Dispute Resolution - Midlands (Bar)
Marc Brown is a prominent barrister who is recommended for his meticulous approach and strength across a number of areas, including business disputes, property issues and consumer law. He has a particular focus on restructuring and insolvency matters. He regularly acts for companies and individual clients, in addition to garnering frequent instructions from insolvency practitioners.
Strengths: "A confident and personable advocate who combines attention to detail with a shrewd eye for tactics."
Recent work: Acted for the respondent in resisting an application for declaration that a judgment debt had been satisfied. The case considered the law on the allocation of payments, since the respondent argued that sums paid by the applicant were to pay a different debt.
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Marc’s practice has a keen focus on insolvency work, but also comprises general commercial litigation, encompassing the full spectrum of disputes with an emphasis on banking, financial and contractual matters. Marc’s insolvency practice is wide ranging, including both personal and corporate insolvency aspects. He acts for directors, companies and individuals as well as administrators, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy. See for example: Edginton v Sekhon  EWCA Civ 816; Re BTR (UK) Ltd  EWHC 2398 (Ch); and Re: Care People Ltd  EWHC 1734 (Ch). Marc has a particular interest in cases involving the determination of a debtor’s Centre of Main Interests under the EU Insolvency Regulation (so-called “bankruptcy tourism” cases). See for example: Re Schrade  BPIR 911 and  EWHC 1049 (Ch); and Re: Benk  EWHC 2432 (Ch).
Marc studied law (jurisprudence) at Mansfield College, Oxford University. He was called in 2004 and then returned to Oxford University to undertake the Bachelor of Civil Laws, a postgraduate degree in law, obtaining the prestigious Vinerian Scholarship. Having completed pupillage at St Philips Chambers, he started practice in 2006.
Marc’s leisure interests include golf and snowboarding.