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Marc Livingston

Marc joined Janes Solicitors in November 2019 and is excited to complement the firm’s work in their renowned civil/tax/asset recovery litigation team. 

Marc qualified as a solicitor in August 2014. He trained at a boutique firm in Manchester, specialising in insolvency litigation. He has subsequently broadened his practice and experience having worked in the insolvency and litigation departments at other boutique firms located in London as well as gaining in-house litigation experience at a central government department. 

His main practise is now as a general civil litigator, specifically in fields such as commercial litigation, insolvency litigation, public law and tax litigation. Marc is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate having obtained his Higher Rights of Audience (Civil), which allows him to represent and advocate for clients in Civil matters in the High Court.

Marc also has an interest in matters concerning Public International Law and was awarded an LLM by Queen Mary University London in this field in 2017. 

In his spare time, Marc is an avid follower of current affairs, whilst continuing to support his beloved Glasgow Celtic from afar. 

Education

  • LLM Public International Law, Queen Mary University of London 2016-2017;
  • LPC, BPP Law School 2011-2012;
  • GDL, BPP Law School 2008-2009;
  • BA(Econ) Politics, University of Manchester 2005-2008

Notable cases

  • Acting for the directors of a company in liquidation in respect of allegations of Preference and Transactions at an Undervalue;
  • Successfully obtaining an injunction for the return of monies (approximately £250,000) that were being held unlawfully by a financial institution;
  • Acting for the Defendants in a claim for breach of a loan agreement and unjust enrichment valued at approximately £10 million.
  • A successful application for a freezing order against an individual who was deliberately dissipating his assets;
  • Negotiating a settlement at mediation in respect of an alleged fraudulent misrepresentation in the sale of a property;
  • Obtaining an injunction in respect of works undertaken in breach of the Party Wall Act;
  • Successfully applying for relief from sanction on behalf of a client who had not participated in Directors’ Disqualification proceedings against him on account of ill-health;
  • Acting in an appeal against HMRC’s refusal to allow a capital loss where ordinary shares acquired at market value under an option were converted into worthless deferred shares subsequently repurchased by the company for £1, which was of note as the transaction concerned the purchase of a Premier League Football Club;
  • Acting for a Premier League Football Club in a successful strike out Application;
  • Acted for a Football League club in a dispute with another club over a sell-on fee in relation to one of their ex-players; 

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