Marcus W S Duckett


Barrister

Admitted:
31 Mar 2003
Bar:
11 May 2006
Location:
Room 0919, Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Marcus Duckett has been working as a lawyer for 18 years. He has been a Barrister for 14 years. Specialising in both Family and Criminal law, Marcus appears in the Federal Circuit Court, Magistrates' Court, Family Court and County Court. In the Family Law jurisdiction, Marcus regularly appears at Interim and Final Hearings in the Federal Circuit Court and also in the Family Court. Marcus handles matters involving both parenting and financial orders. Issues often dealt with are the fair division of assets, best interests of the children, appropriate spend time arrangements, relocation, family violence and de facto disputes.

Over the past 14 years of practising in Family Law, Marcus has represented many clients at all stages of proceedings including Mediations, Interim Applications and Final Hearings. In addition to court appearances Marcus is able to provide both written and oral advice and draft necessary court documents such as Affidavits and Outlines of Case.

Marcus has represented clients at hundreds of Mediations as part of family law proceedings. He recently completed the course to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator with AIFLAM (the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators).

Marcus' involvement in Family law matters sometimes involves either applying for, or defending an Intervention Order application. His experience in both Criminal and Family law often helps clients in navigating through Intervention Order proceedings with understanding for the often serious effect an Intervention order can have in either a criminal and/or family law context.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Marcus worked for two years as an Associate to County Court Judge Duckett OBE (retired). In Marcus' first years at the Bar he ran numerous criminal trials in the County Court and conviction/sentence Appeals in the Court of Appeal. However, his practice has now evolved to predominantly being appearances in the Federal Circuit Court, the Magistrates' Court and the Family Court.

Marcus commenced working as a lawyer over 18 years ago at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, a Melbourne law firm then consisting of 60 solicitors. During his two years at the firm, he had responsibility for many significant litigation matters of a predominantly personal injury nature (WorkCover). As a solicitor Marcus’ work often included appearing at court for interlocutory matters, instructing at trials and attending at conferences/mediations.

One of Marcus' four sisters is also a barrister at the Victorian Bar, Charlotte Duckett. When Marcus is not at work he is generally either taking care of his two young daughters or coordinating tradespeople for his property interests.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Criminal Law
Family Law

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Marcus Duckett has been working as a lawyer for 18 years. He has been a Barrister for 14 years. Specialising in both Family and Criminal law, Marcus appears in the Federal Circuit Court, Magistrates' Court, Family Court and County Court. In the Family Law jurisdiction, Marcus regularly appears at Interim and Final Hearings in the Federal Circuit Court and also in the Family Court. Marcus handles matters involving both parenting and financial orders. Issues often dealt with are the fair division of assets, best interests of the children, appropriate spend time arrangements, relocation, family violence and de facto disputes.

Over the past 14 years of practising in Family Law, Marcus has represented many clients at all stages of proceedings including Mediations, Interim Applications and Final Hearings. In addition to court appearances Marcus is able to provide both written and oral advice and draft necessary court documents such as Affidavits and Outlines of Case.

Marcus has represented clients at hundreds of Mediations as part of family law proceedings. He recently completed the course to become a Nationally Accredited Mediator with AIFLAM (the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators).

Marcus' involvement in Family law matters sometimes involves either applying for, or defending an Intervention Order application. His experience in both Criminal and Family law often helps clients in navigating through Intervention Order proceedings with understanding for the often serious effect an Intervention order can have in either a criminal and/or family law context.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Marcus worked for two years as an Associate to County Court Judge Duckett OBE (retired). In Marcus' first years at the Bar he ran numerous criminal trials in the County Court and conviction/sentence Appeals in the Court of Appeal. However, his practice has now evolved to predominantly being appearances in the Federal Circuit Court, the Magistrates' Court and the Family Court.

Marcus commenced working as a lawyer over 18 years ago at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, a Melbourne law firm then consisting of 60 solicitors. During his two years at the firm, he had responsibility for many significant litigation matters of a predominantly personal injury nature (WorkCover). As a solicitor Marcus’ work often included appearing at court for interlocutory matters, instructing at trials and attending at conferences/mediations.

One of Marcus' four sisters is also a barrister at the Victorian Bar, Charlotte Duckett. When Marcus is not at work he is generally either taking care of his two young daughters or coordinating tradespeople for his property interests.