Marcus Rutherford

Marcus has 35 years experience as a commercial disputes lawyer

In that time he has conducted a wide range of commercial and private disputes including banking and derivatives litigation, all aspects of insolvency law, trusts, pensions, shareholder issues, partnership disputes, international asset tracing and recovery, defamation and free speech, and international contractual disputes.   He is a Chartered Arbitrator and sits on the Disciplinary Panel of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He sits as an Arbitrator and has published over 500 Arbitral awards.


Marcus trained and subsequently became a partner at Booth & Blackwell before working for a year in Kenya.  On his return he joined DJ Freeman where he remained for 21 years until joining Reed Smith LLP in 2004.  He was Head of European Litigation before the firm merged with Richards Butler in 2007 and he joined Enyo Law LLP in 2011.

Cases include
  • Rubicon Fund Management LLP & others v. Timothy Attias & others
  • R v. Mergers and Monopolies Commission (ex p Argyle) [1986] EWCA Civ 8
  • Esal Commodities (international insolvency and asset recovery)
  • Transurk v. Polly Peck (contract for the sale of shares)
  • Umaru Dikko (high profile political asylum)
  • Richbell Group (insolvency, directors public examination and asset recovery)
  • Saunders v. Punch (confidentiality)
  • McDonald & others v. Horne  others (Pensions, Trusts, Fincial services Regulation, and reputation management issues)
  • Channel 4 – Official secrets
  • Channel 4 – Contempt of Court
  • Channel 4 – Reporting court proceedings
  • Channel 4 and Praxis – Bloody Sunday Enquiry
  • Channel 4 – Monty Python Films – copyright issues
  • Channel 4 – “staying lost” – filming children
  • Robins v. SCC – computer system case
  • R v. Sanders and others – Human Rights in Court of Appeal and House of Lords
  • Boss France – Article 5 and jurisdiction issues
  • Princess Diana tapes copyright dispute and Inquest
  • Renmzi Gur v. Avrupa Newspapers – libel damages in Court of Appeal


Marcus Rutherford
020 3837 1606
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  • Law Society of England and Wales
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