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Martha Gray

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Called: 2012

Email: mgray@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Martha was educated at Oxford University and was called to the Bar in 2012.

 

Martha represents clients in a full range of family matters encompassing matrimonial finance and cohabitation disputes, private and public children law and domestic violence.  She also has an interest in representing vulnerable and incapacitated adults in the Court of Protection.

 

FINANCIAL REMEDIES

Martha acts in matrimonial finance cases, cohabitation disputes and cases under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.  She has experience in financial remedies cases at all stages in the litigation process and has worked on cases involving non-matrimonial property, pre-nuptial agreements, non-disclosure and jurisdictional issues.

 

PRIVATE LAW

Martha has a particular interest in complex private law children cases.

 

She has experience of cases involving allegations of domestic violence or abuse, intractable hostility and surrogacy.  Martha also has experience representing children; she recently appeared on behalf of a child in a four-day complex fact-finding at the High Court.  Martha has a particular expertise in cases with an international dimension including applications for leave to remove, child abduction and forced marriage.

 

PUBLIC LAW

Martha accepts instructions across the full range of public law matters including cases involving drug and alcohol misuse, mental health and incapacity, and allegations of non-accidental injury.  Martha has advised in contested placement and adoption proceedings as well as judicial review. 

 

MOST RECENT REPORTED CASE

Re Z (Application for Release of DNA Profiles) [2014] EWHC 1999 (Fam)

 

PUBLICATIONS

When Can Judges Change Their Minds? The Supreme Court’s judgment in L and B (Children), February 2013, http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed112000

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Member of the Family Law Bar Association

 

EDUCATION

St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, BA (Hons) in Modern History

City University, Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)

City University, Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)

 

PRIZES

Middle Temple, Certificate of Honour (2012)

Winner of the Middle Temple Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition (2011)

Finalist in the City University GDL Mooting Competition (2011)

Middle Temple, Diplock Scholarship (2010 & 2011)

St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Exhibition (2007)