Mark McCluskey

Called 2001

Practice overview

Mark deals with all areas of family law work relating to public and private law children matters. He acts on behalf of local authorities, parents and guardians in public law children proceedings.

Practice areas

Public law

Private law

Direct access

Recent cases

Acting for mother in 5 day, public law, final hearing, involving complex issues, relating to child sexual abuse, child pornography and related “international issues.”

Acting for father in relation to fact finding hearing in private law contact proceedings, where successfully defended client against allegations of child sexual abuse and sexual assault of the mother.

Reported cases

J, Y and others (Children;Care & Placement), Re [2015] EWFC B205

M S and B (Fact Finding) [2014] EWFC B95

Professional background

Mark graduated in American Studies from The University of Nottingham in 1989 and was awarded his Master’s degree in American Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA in 1991. He worked for nine years in hostel / housing management and the provision of support services to homeless people.

Between 1999 and 2001, Mark studied at the Nottingham Law School and obtained a post graduate Diploma in Law in 2000. He was called to the Bar in 2001 and became a tenant at St. Mary’s Chambers in 2003 following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage.