Marcus Crawley

Marcus Crawley

Marcus Crawley


Marcus is an Associate working in the Family Department of Hughes Paddison. He completed his training contract at the firm, having joined as a paralegal in 2013.

As a family lawyer, he provides legal advice to clients in respect of all aspects of relationship breakdown. He prides himself on having a friendly, client focused approach. As a Family Law Solicitor, he has the privilege of helping his clients transition from what can be one of the lowest points in their lives to a point where they feel they can move forward with renewed strength and independence. He has an excellent eye for detail and always aims to assist his clients in resolving their issues in an amicable and cost-effective way.

Key Skills

  • Divorce/dissolution proceedings

  • Financial remedy on separation (whether for divorcing couples or civil partners)

  • Cohabitation disputes/TOLATA proceedings

  • Children matters

  • Marital agreements (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements)

  • Applications relating to domestic abuse


  • Marcus started at the firm as a paralegal in October 2013 before qualifying into Family in September 2016. He initially started his qualified life as an Assistant Solicitor to our then Head of Family. This gave him the opportunity to work on several complex and interesting, high value cases and further develop his experience.

  • In 2018, he became a standalone Solicitor and has since been developing his practice. He is now an Associate Solicitor within the Family Department.

  • Early on in his career, he was able to assist on a case which was heard at the Court of Appeal. This was a fantastic opportunity and afforded him an experience that many family lawyers do not get.

  • He is also very proud to have had the opportunity to assist on a case that was heard at the Supreme Court. Marcus says that this was an incredible thrill to experience the workings of the final appeal court in the UK.

  • Prior to his law career, during his final year of university, he ran for a position as a Student Executive officer of Leeds University Union. After a successful campaign, he was elected the Equality & Diversity Officer for the Students’ Union. During that year, he worked hard to improve the lives of minority students at Leeds University.


Marcus is a member of Resolution, and so follows a Code of Practice that promotes a constructive and amicable approach to family matters and consider the needs of the whole family. Outside of work, he is a School Governor of a local junior school. As chair of Hughes Paddison’s Social Committee, he also helps our Charity Committee raise money for our Charity of the Year.

Outside of work

When he’s not at work, Marcus enjoys pottering in the garden, painting and baking. He also likes to keep fit at the gym and going for runs/walks in the local area. As chair of the firm’s Social Committee and Book Club, you’ll often find him enjoying a good book with a nice glass of wine. Beyond his hobbies, he enjoys spending time with his other half and with friends, as well as visiting his family in North Wales.