Nick Marston

Year of Call: 1975

Inn: Middle Temple

Nick is a qualified arbitrator with the CIArb, and has recently retired as a Judge.

Called to the Bar in 1975, Nick practised in family law at St John’s Chambers in 1990, where he was Head of the Family team. He was appointed a Recorder in 1999, a Circuit Judge in 2005, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2007, and Designated Family Judge for Hampshire in 2008-2012.

In 2016, Nick was then made Lead Judge for the Court of Protection (South Western Region). He retired in December 2020 but continued to sit part-time until November 2021 both as a Deputy Court Judge and as a Deputy High Court Judge.

Nick believes that in appropriate cases concerning children, arbitration gives a speedy, more user-friendly outcome than going to court.

Professional memberships:

  • IFLA qualified arbitrator in children cases
  • Founder Member of the Family Law Bar Association in Bristol

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB
  • MCIArb

Additional information:

Nick is married with 2 adult children and lives in Bristol. His personal interests are history, rugby and the theatre.