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Marcia Shekerdemian QC

Call: 1987    QC: 2015

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Practice Overview

Marcia is a leading practitioner in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency, company and partnership law as well as commercial litigation. Her work encompasses both domestic and international matters. She has appeared in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and in the Isle of Man.

Consistently praised for “her user friendliness and robust advice”, she is said to be “brilliant” and to give “robust, first-class advice”. “A quality professional”, she is also “highly rated for her intelligent and committed approach” and for being a “punchy advocate”.

Chambers UK and The Legal 500 have recommended her for many years in commercial litigation, company and insolvency. Chambers UK also ranks her for commercial chancery work, noting in addition her expertise in property related litigation.

Recent directory quotes include:

“What stands out is that Marcia gets straight to the heart of a matter, and she’s very easy to deal with, which is huge.” (Chambers and Partners, 2020)

“She is user-friendly, a great team player and an excellent strategist. She is also extremely bright and has intellectual rigour and technical expertise, tempered by a commercial, pragmatic approach and great instincts. Her written and oral advocacy is tip-top.” ”Marcia is fantastic to work with – she is approachable and very reliable. Not only does she have the intellectual firepower that you expect from a QC, but she doesn’t shy away from having difficult conversations with clients and is brilliant in court.” (Chambers and Partners, 2020)

“Her technical knowledge is second to none, and she’s user-friendly.” “She gets straight to the heart of a matter, is very good at picking out things that really matter, and really works as part of the team.” (Chambers and Partners, 2020)

“Ferociously bright while very user friendly and proactive.” “A star of the senior insolvency Bar; has an enormous capacity for work and never phased, and always great with the client.” (The Legal 500, 2020)

“She is very knowledgeable and is a real fighter in court. She is someone who is very good to have on your side.” “She has an excellent depth of knowledge in relation to personal insolvency and provides very commercial, straightforward advice.” (Chambers and Partners, 2019)

“Incredibly committed and client-friendly, she has good technical skills and delivers incredible value and insight.” (Chambers and Partners, 2019)

“A strong advocate and an absolute delight to instruct and work with.” (The Legal 500, 2019)

“She is totally forthright but supremely in control, technically brilliant and very user-friendly.” “She’s very client-friendly, very bright and there’s no ambiguity in her advice.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“Marcia’s got a real gift for getting to the root of an issue.” “She has an excellent command of the law, practice and procedure.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“Extremely good with clients and a very good lawyer.” “Formidable both in court and in negotiation, she’s really impressive in the way that she fights her corner without being aggressive.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“She is absolutely first-rate and a go-to silk for complex matters.” (The Legal 500, 2017)

“She goes above and beyond to call of duty and gets to the root of the problem very quickly.” (The Legal 500, 2017)

“A powerhouse” who “is fair, knowledgeable and very practical in terms of understanding the outcomes rather then being esoteric about the law.” “A tenacious adviser who punches well above her weight.” (Chambers and Partners, 2017)

She also sits in the High Court as a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Judge.

Marcia is an active provider of talks and seminars and sits on the editorial board of Lexis PSL for insolvency.

Marcia is a contributing editor to Kerr & Hunter “Receivers and Administrators” (Sweet & Maxwell , 20th Edition).