Maria for websiteProceedings concerning relationship breakdown and children are never easy and I aim to provide clients with friendly, straightforward, and comprehensive representation.

I am happy to consider your case at whatever stage of proceedings or pre-proceedings you may have reached.

I provide a free 30 minute initial consultation.

I am willing to offer telephone conferences at times to suit my client’s working hours and often advise in the evenings and on weekends.

I am able to assist you on your private children matter from the initial application right through to a final hearing.

I have experience in a wide variety of private children proceedings, from the most straight forward to those requiring some ‘thinking outside the box’.

To date, I have been involved in cases concerning the following issues

o Domestic abuse
o Parental alienation
o Change of residence
o Protracted and complex contact disputes (sometimes spanning a number of years)
o Revocation of parental responsibly
o Change of name disputes
o Disputes as to medical treatment
o Internal relocation
o International relocation
o Leave to remove from the UK for holidays
o Where there is an overlap between Private and Public Law proceedings
o Allegations of emotional abuse
o Allegations of serious harm being caused to a child
o Non-accidental injury allegations
o Sexual abuse allegations
o Allegations of witchcraft

I am able to represent parents, grandparents, and other intervening parties. Prior to focusing on family proceedings I spent time prosecuting and defending in the criminal courts, as a result I have been able to develop excellent witness handling skills.

I pride myself on being approachable, organised, and hard working. I have been praised by solicitors for my ability to ‘get to grips’ with challenging cases. Feedback from clients can be seen below.

Client testimonials

“I’d also like to thank you on a personal level for your hard work in seeing this through. I was highly impressed with both your preparation and your handling of the whole process. Needless to say, I’m very happy with the result. So, thanks again.”

“Thank you so much for helping me yesterday. I’m over the moon with the outcome. I couldn’t imagine doing it without you… I will recommend you highly to anyone I know who’s finds themselves needing representation in a similar case.”

“Can you please pass on my gratitude to Maria – I was dubious if I needed to spend that much money when I had the CAFCASS report — however I’m pleased I did have Maria and she is brilliant – I wouldn’t have got that result without her.”

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