Marie Harbin

Called: 2010


Marie joined Chambers following successful completion of her pupillage.

Marie has gained a reputation as a strong and effective advocate and it has been noted that her cross-examination skills ‘far exceed her year of call’.

Public Law Children

Marie is regularly instructed in public law proceedings on behalf of Local Authorities, parents and the Children’s Guardian. She also frequently appears in private law matters. Some of Marie’s notable cases are:

Notable cases

NELC v H (2014) Led junior in a 4 week finding of fact in the High Court sitting in Kingston Upon Hull regarding non-accidental injuries to premature triplets. This case involved a number of medical experts;

NLC v S (2015) Marie was instructed to represent the Respondent Father in a finding of fact, involving neglect and domestic violence;

NELC v A (2016) Marie was instructed to represent the Respondent Father in a finding of fact involving physical and sexual harm;

NELC v B (2016) Marie was instructed at a finding of fact for a parent who was found to remain within a pool of perpetrators in relation to injuries to a child. However, despite the findings, the Court is considering rehabilitation.

Court of Protection - Health and Welfare

Marie has a strong interest in the Court of Protection and is frequently instructed by Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups.

In addition, she is an editor of Spire Barristers' COP E-lerter. Marie regularly provides training on aspects of the COP to practitioners on the North Eastern Circuit.

Notable cases

Re BV (2015) Marie was instructed on behalf of a Local Authority in high-profile injunction proceedings involving a North Yorkshire village that provides a residential setting for learning disabled individuals.


Bar Pro Bono Unit
Middle Temple
North Eastern Circuit
Mental Health Lawyers Association
Lawyers for Children


Marie presented seminars to local practioners, solicitors and other professionals in Family law and Court of Protection, most recently the Chambers Court of Protection and Adult Social Care talks held across Yorkshire and the Humber.