5 St Andrew's Hill
5 St. Andrew's Hill, 5 St. Andrew's Hill,
Maria practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high-end/ big money financial remedy applications and (private law) children work. She accepts instructions to act through a solicitor or directly from members of the public on a Direct Access basis.
Maria is ranked in the Legal 500 in family law (including divorce & financial remedy). She is one of the leading family law juniors and is the joint head of the Family Team at 5SAH.
Maria is a qualified arbitrator in financial matters.
Family, Children & International Family
Maria practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high end/ big money financial remedy applications and (private law) children work. She will accept instructions to act through a solicitor or directly from members of the public (Direct Access).
Maria is well known at the Bar and has won an award for her work from the Bar Council. She is extremely warm and engaging with members of the public and clients alike. As someone who is divorced and a single mother to two young daughters she understands all too well the emotional as well as financial impact family breakdown and court proceedings has upon clients, their children and family alike. However her warm approach with clients belies a tenacious and dogged approach with the other side and in court. She is trusted by several loyal instructing solicitors and members of the judiciary and has had a loyal following throughout her practice at the family bar since 1995.
Her money/ financial practice concerns cases where the parties’ wealth is substantial or else the issues complex. She is regularly involved in cases where the asset wealth is several million, involving issues of serious non-disclosure, assets outside of the jurisdiction, international issues and family Trusts. Maria’s money work includes acting for the husband/ boyfriend, wife/ girlfriend or else third party intervener including on behalf of the Crown (in asset recovery cases). Maria also undertakes Trusts of Land Act 1996 (TOLATA) matters, concerning parties who were never married.
Maria is also a strong advocate in private children law disputes (including financial claims on behalf of a child under Schedule 1). She is professional but empathetic, bringing to court proceedings the “human touch”.