David Marusza

Call: 2009

‘David is exceptional with the minutiae of a case, always going above and beyond his instructions. His grip on the details of the case is frightening. He is always fully abreast of the matter and formulates numerous ways of settling.’
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

David practises in all aspects of private family law, with particular focus on the financial aspects of divorce and relationship breakdown.

He has represented clients at all levels of the Family Court and as a junior in the Supreme Court.
He has substantial experience of acting for high net worth clients in financial remedy proceeding in cases involving in excess of £15 million worth of assets, family companies, inherited assets, and cases with an international element. David writes on the law of nuptial agreements for the Practical Law Company (Thomson Reuters).

In addition to his court practice, David has wide experience of drafting nuptial agreements, opinions, skeleton arguments and pleadings.

David is frequently instructed in both private and court-based FDR appointments and mediations and combines robust advocacy with outcome focussed negotiations in the best interests of clients.

David is available to sit in private FDRs.

To instruct David or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

David has considerable experience of acting for spouses and civil partners in financial remedy applications and under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989. David also has experience of disputes between spouses and third parties as to the ownership of family assets within financial remedy proceedings and between cohabitants under TOLATA.

David has significant experience of acting for local authorities, parents and children’s guardians.

Notable Public Law Children cases

Re C (A Child) (Adoption by Foster Carers) [2024] EWFC 87

Judgment in care proceedings considering whether child should be adopted by foster carers, or remain with them under a long-term fostering arrangement or a SGO.

Gloucester County Council v a Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 38 (B)

Judgment concerning future of child who had been in care for nearly two years. Child to remain with foster parents under special guardianship order.

Re A (care - judgment on appeal) [2023] EWFC 84

Appeal by local authority against dismissal of application for a care order. Appeal dismissed.

Re C (Long term foster care or adoption) [2017] EWFC B74 (on behalf of the child)

Notable International Family Law cases

In the matter of A (Children) (AP) [2013] UKSC 60 reported as: A v A [2013] 1 W.L.R. 761;

The Times 15 October 2013 (with Henry Setright QC and Edward Devereux for the father) concerning the ambit of the wardship jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the international abduction of children.

David is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.


What the directories say

‘David is extremely diligent and goes above and beyond for his clients. He is very communicative and responds very promptly. He has a very calm manner. His approach to cases is sensible and pragmatic.’
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023

"He is very grounded and pragmatic, and dedicated to exploring cases fully to ensure the best outcome for the client."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

"His preparation is detailed and he strenuously puts forward his clients cases in court, clearly and succinctly."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

Related News

David Marusza in Re C (A Child) (Adoption by Foster Carers) [2024] EWFC 87

David Marusza, instructed by Siobhan Murray of Reeds solicitors, appeared for the Father in Re C (A Child) (Adoption by Foster Carers) [2024] EWFC 87 in a final hearing before Mr Richard Harrison…

David Marusza in Gloucester County Council v a Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 38 (B)

David Marusza, instructed by RWK Goodman, represented the vulnerable child in Gloucester County Council v a Mother & Ors [2024] EWFC 38 (B) who the local authority were seeking to…

Vicky Reynolds and David Marusza in Re A (care – judgment on appeal) [2023] EWFC 84

Vicky Reynolds was instructed by local authority and David Marusza was instructed by Brethertons for the mother in Re A (care – judgment on appeal) [2023] EWFC 84. This case was an…


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