Maria is building a practice in family law and civil law, with a particular focus on family law.
She is public access qualified.
Maria read social and political sciences at Girton College, Cambridge before converting to law. Prior to coming to the bar, Maria worked for two years as a solicitors’ agent, attending the County Court on a daily basis on a variety of civil matters.
"Thank you for all of your fantastic help over the last couple of years culminating in the amazing result yesterday - you have been truly fantastic and I would certainly not have achieved such success without you"
Maria has a growing family finance practice and has experience in dealing with cases involving foreign assets, companies, multiple properties, intervenors, trusts, enforcement, and pre-nuptial & post-nuptial agreements.
Maria acts in family finance cases from first appointment to final hearing.
Maria has also acted in Schedule 1 Act claims.
CHILDREN PRIVATE LAW
Maria has represented parents at all stages of private children proceedings: her experience at trial in the criminal and civil courts means that she is well practised in cross-examination, including of experts.
Recently Maria has been involved in cases involving: international relocation; internal relocation; leave to remove temporarily from the jurisdiction for a holiday; consent as to medical treatment; revocation of parental responsibility; special guardianship orders for family members; change of a child’s name; witchcraft; parental alienation; appointment of guardian; and sexual abuse of a child.
She also has experience in respect of enforcement applications and appeals.
Maria has been praised for her thorough preparation and presentational skills.
CHILDREN PUBLIC LAW
Maria is able to accept instructions from the Local Authority, parents, guardian and interveners.
Maria has appeared in the High Court in respect of public children proceedings.
She has been involved in cases concerning: sexual abuse, non-accidental injury, and depravation of liberty.
Maria has been instructed on a number of final hearings, representing parents and also the Local Authority.
Maria has been praised for her ability to deal with complicated matters and difficult clients.
Maria has appeared in the County Court and High Court (Queen’s Bench Division). She has experience in a variety of civil matters: landlord and tenant matters; contractual disputes; small claims trials; fast track trials; MOJ Stage 3 hearings; credit hire cases; winding up petitions; infant approvals; bankruptcy matters; costs hearings; charging orders and more general civil applications.
Maria is public access qualified and is able to advise on a variety of civil matters.
Maria is able to provide written advice on personal injury matters.
Prior to joining chambers Maria worked as a solicitors’ agent for two years, gaining significant experience in the County Court.