Maria Gallagher



Employment and Discrimination

Maria has appeared before the Employment Tribunal on behalf of various government departments.


Year of call: 1997
  • She was appointed to the Attorney General’s panel of civil counsel in March 2003
Areas of specialism:
  • Child Abduction
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Family Finance
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • LLB (Hons) Liverpool
Professional associations:
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Western Circuit.
Outside Interests:
  • Maria is married with three children. She enjoys running, sporting events, travel, food and wine.
Notable Cases:
  • L (A Child) [2013] EWCA Civ 489 - Appeal by mother against an interim care order which sanctioned the continued removal of her 4 month old baby from her care. Appeal allowed and an interim supervision order substituted.
  • Abbassi v Abbassi v Attorney General [2006] EWCA Civ 355
  • Champion v Flight v Attorney General [2006] Family Division (Times 6 March 2006)