Profile

Maria has been a specialist Family & Divorce barrister for 23 years. She is regarded as an expert in English Family Law. She has been named as a leading barrister in Family law matters, particularly where children are involved. She is highly respected by her peers and the judiciary alike. She is the barrister of choice for many solicitors and litigants in person looking for someone experienced with the human touch. She has particular experience in advising on big-money and complex relationship break-downs and divorces, including ones where issues relating to trusts and foreign assets arise. Her practice covers divorce, separation, civil partnerships, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements, children issues, extended family matters and court of protection (financial and property) matters.

My approach

Clients can expect from Maria:
1. A contract agreement with a fixed-fee agreed to cover all areas of work so that there are no nasty extra or additional costs permitting budgeting and peace of mind once payment is made
2. Maria will prepare your case well in advance of any appointment or hearing, seeking your input and consent at all times ahead of filing any documents or acting on your behalf
3. Maria will be available throughout the time she is instructed by email or telephone to take questions and provide guidance
4. Maria is prepared to travel to meet you or attend court, by prior arrangement

My work

During the 23 years Maria has practised family law in England, she has represented persons from all walks of life from Premier League football players, high net worth foreign entrepreneurs, Doctors and Consultant medical practitioners, bankers, accountants, other lawyers (including members of the Bar and Solicitors) to the “man on the Clapham bus”, all of whom receive the same empathetic advice and guidance in a clear/plain English style of advice. Maria has a keen interest assisting her clients reach an agreeable outcome in their threatened or actual court proceedings by the swiftest and cheapest means possible. In those cases where the other side are overly difficult, aggressive and/or unreasonable swift resolution is not always possible but Maria is well versed in dealing with such opponents and can prove a tenacious advocate for her client’s case and will endeavour to protect her client from the emotional and financial stresses of the case.

About me

Maria is a single, divorced mother of two teenage girls and has learned through personal experience of the emotional and financial difficulties that the parties to a relationship, their children and entire extended family/ support network suffer during the relationship breakdown. She brings this experience together with her 23 years at the Bar to her cases by bringing in “the human touch” for her clients and their support network.

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