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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:

“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)

Talented silk with a substantial insolvency practice. She has recently been involved in a number of cases in the personal insolvency space, particularly in relation to bankruptcy tourism. Solicitors note that she is “great with clients.” “She is very responsive, extremely pragmatic and a great team-player.” “She is easy to deal with, good on her feet, and has great expertise in insolvency matters.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016)

A new silk in 2015. She continues to advise and represent clients in a number of commercial contexts, and is well versed in issues of company, partnership and insolvency law. “Very good on her feet, she always seems to have another gear to get into. You can just see her step it up with ease if need be.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016)

Took silk this year on the back of a successful career as a highly popular junior. She is most adept at handling insolvency cases, and offers further expertise in relation to company law proceedings. “She is tenacious, hard-working, technically good and charming.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016)

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).