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Marcus Dearle

Partner and Global Head of Family Asset Protection  |  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

England and Wales
Hong Kong
British Virgin Islands


Asset protection
Family law
International surrogacy law


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Doing what some people thought was the impossible. Leaving (of my own volition,) one of the leading family law teams in England and Hong Kong and setting up a brand new family law team in an international commercial firm significantly bigger than any leading firm practising family law - probably in the world - but certainly in the UK, the USA and Hong Kong. I enjoyed convincing my new firm of the need for corporate/family lawyers.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Do your best. Learn from yours and others’ mistakes. Be kind and treat people the way you would like to be treated yourself. Keep an eye out for those who might be struggling more than you (who might even be senior to you) and give them a leg up.

What is your favourite quote?

“Meet success like a gentleman; disaster like a man,” Winston Churchill.