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  • B.A. (Hons) (Sociology)
  • M.A. (Philosophy)
  • Dip. Law

Professional Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Amnesty International
  • Inner Temple
Marcia Hyde - 42 Bedford Row

Family Law

Selected Cases

  • Bedford Local Authority v CD & Ors (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 1996 (Fam)
  • Tan (a child) (child death: fact finding) [2019] EWFC B78
  • M (a Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 2445
  • Re H-T (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1215
  • Re P-B (Contact: Committal) [2009] 2 FLR 66
  • A Local Authority v J [2008] EWHC 1484 (Fam)
  • Re T (A Child) [2007] EWHC 455 (Fam)
  • Re W (Section 34(2) Orders) [2000] 1 FLR 502


  • ‘Non-recognition of member state orders under Brussels II Art 23’
    Co-written by Marcia Hyde and Tim Parker Q.C. published in International Family Law, Issue 3, pp 273-6 (2015). This is the first reported case (2014 EWFC 56) where Brussels II Article 23(a) (public policy) has been successfully argued preventing the recognition of an order made in a Member state.
  • Marcia is the author of ‘Children: Public Law: procedure and law’ in ‘Family Law in Practice’, City Law School Bar Manual.
  • ‘Domestic abuse, animal abuse: controlling and coercive behaviours’ in Animal Journal, May 2022. The article can be viewed here.

Recent Seminars

  • 'Companion Animals and Domestic Abuse - Controlling and Coercive Behaviours' - you can watch the recording of the webinar here.
  • ‘Child Sexual Abuse: Demystifying the Paediatric Assessment & Aiding the Legal Process’ 2018. Multi-Agency CSA training for Health, Education, Police and Social Care professionals.
  • 2018 Police Disclosure: “You show me yours and I’ll show you mine”.

News & Events

News & events

A Warm Welcome to Marcia Hyde

We are delighted to welcome Marcia Hyde who has joined 42 Bedford Row’s Family Group as a senior barrister from Coram Chambers.

Published: 5th Aug 2019