Partner, Mishcon de Reya
Maria is a Partner in Mishcon Private advising individual and corporate clients on all areas of Immigration law.
Recognised as an expert in her field by both Chambers and Legal 500, Maria is described as “skilled, calm, effective and knowledgeable”. She was ranked as a “rising star” by the 2015 Spears 500 list for top UK Immigration lawyers and she has also been listed in Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 Under 35, an award to recognise young and upcoming private client advisory professionals.
Maria is regularly asked to speak at various external engagements. In 2015, she sat on the Women in Immigration panel at the WOW (Women of the World) festival at the Southbank, the Women in Sport panel for the BBC, as well as a panel in the House of Commons alongside Keith Vaz MP in relation to Turkish migration. She has been quoted in the FT, the Times, The Guardian, the Evening Standard and Channel 4 online in relation to topical immigration matters. She also advises a prime time BBC drama series in relation to their immigration story lines and provides commentary on high profile immigration cases on BBC television and radio.
Working with the UK based Human Rights organisation Liberty, Maria regularly advises on meritorious cases. Maria also founded and supervises the immigration element of Pink Law, a free legal advice service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals run via Queen Mary University.