Marcia Willis Stewart
Marcia Willis Stewart is a well-known civil liberties solicitor who has been at the forefront of public and administrative law for over a decade. She has acted in a number of challenging and important cases including representing the family in the Duggan inquest and leading a team of over 30 lawyers representing 77 of the Hillsborough families. Demonstrating enormous skill and commitment, Marcia has provided exceptional dedication and understated, effective leadership to both her clients and colleagues. During the Hillsborough Inquests she gave of her time to support and mentor pupils from the local community school, encouraging them to take an interest in the inquests and in the law. A keen champion of diversity, she has created working environments that enable access for lawyers from marginalised communities, who are least likely to be afforded opportunities within much of the profession. Marcia has a long history of commitment to the voluntary sector, contributing as a trustee to various charities, including Camden Women’s Aid (now Solace Women’s Aid), where over a decade she held the positions of both Chair and Treasurer.
Marcia was named Legal Aid Lawyer Public Law Solicitor of the year in 2015.