Maria is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and joined our team of experts as a consultant in the Family Law department. Her areas of expertise include all aspects of domestic violence matters as well as extensive experience dealing with Children Act proceedings involving residence and contact (now known as Child Arrangements Orders). Maria has experience in obtaining or defending Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders.
Maria also has experience in public child protection matters representing parents in Public Law cases with a focus on care cases. Maria has worked on a wide range of childcare matters from Local Authority initial investigations through to care proceedings. Further, she has also dealt with cases involving applications to remove children from the jurisdiction for the purposes of a holiday, as well as permanent removal where international relocation is being considered. Maria’s experience also includes dealing with complex child abduction matters.
Maria has been a Fellow of CILEX since 2000 and has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of domestic violence. Maria has been awarded by the Domestic Violence Unit for being dedicated and going the extra mile for clients. Having previously worked for IBB solicitors based in Uxbridge for many years, Maria has an excellent working relationship with many agencies in the local area. She is well known for her client care and confidentiality working efficiently, prioritising emergency proceedings.