Maria is an International Mediation Institute qualified mediator and accepts instructions to act as a Mediator or as a Mediation Advocate, from both professional clients and on a public access basis.
Maria’s practice encompasses dispute resolution, and all aspects of commercial litigation.
In her day to day practice, Maria has a real interest in matters with an international element and is regularly instructed on matters with a cross border element to them. Maria is happy to travel out of London or overseas for the convenience of her clients.
Maria’s legal skills are complemented by her commercial and entrepreneurial experience as a former company director of a AIM- listed legal ABS, in addition to her experience of working as in- house Counsel for a large company in a different legal jurisdiction: - Sydney, Australia.
In a mediation context, Maria prides herself on her ability to get to the heart of the dispute quickly and on her open, approachable approach. Equally, she also ensures that the parties stay focussed on the ultimate aim – achieving settlement and/or narrowing the issues in the dispute where possible.
You will see from Maria’s profile that she also has a vast amount of experience in other areas including property litigation, enforcement, defamation/media, contentious probate and entertainment (including royalty disputes), and insolvency matters.
Maria is a member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, ArbitralWomen, and the Young ICCA, and hopes to soon attain Fellowship of the CIARB.