Between September 2011 - July 2012, Maria was Judicial Assistant to Lord Wilson and Lord Sumption at the Supreme Court assisting in cases such as AB v MoD
 UKSC 9 on limitation in personal injuries actions; RT (Zimbabwe) and others v SSHD  UKSC 38 concerning refugees with no political views or affiliations and Solihull v Hickin  UKSC 39 on housing rights.
Maria aims to develop a broad practice in all the main areas of Chambers' work, with a particular interest in clinical negligence, public law, human rights and personal injury. She undertakes a wide range of court work including small claims hearings, inquests and High Court applications.
Maria has a First Class degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Oxford. Maria graduated second in her year in the Graduate Diploma in Law at City University and was marked outstanding for her bar examinations at BPP. She was a Princess Royal Scholar of Inner Temple.
Before coming to the Bar, Maria worked for the Financial Times in journalism and strategic business management. She subsequently was a Consultant Director for Spotlight, a media company She is a Free Representation Unit employment representative, an independent custody visitor and a trustee of a local Law Centre. She has previously worked as a pro bono legal advisor at the Golden Lane Legal Clinic. Maria regularly contributes to human rights articles, and has had her articles re-published on Inforrm, the International Forum for Responsible Media blog, as well as in the Guardian newspaper''s Best of the Blogs web links.
Recent and ongoing cases include:
Bar Vocational Course, Outstanding - BPP Law School, London
Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction - City University, London
BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, First Class- Jesus College, Oxford
Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple
Maitland Advocacy Prize
Major Exhibition, Inner Temple
Jesus College Dean's Prize for Performance in Final Examinations
Constitutional and Administrative Bar Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Professional Negligence Bar AssociationPersonal Injury Bar Association
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