Russell Cooke Kingston Upon Thames

About Maria

Maria specialises in all aspects of private family law including divorce, financial disputes, pre and post nuptial agreements and children matters

Maria is a member of Resolution and whilst she is committed to resolving matters outside of the court process where possible, she is also experienced in advising clients through contested litigation and other alternative dispute resolution processes. 

Maria seeks to adopt a pragmatic approach to her cases, helping clients to identify the right process for them in order to resolve their case in their best interests and as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible.

Maria trained and subsequently qualified into boutique family law firms where she worked on complex financial matters, nuptial agreements and disputes between parents. Maria qualified in August 2021 and joined Russell-Cooke in June 2023.

Experience

  • Assisted on financial remedy proceedings which had an international element with complex business structures and overseas assets.
  • Assisted on financial remedy proceedings where there is a jurisdiction dispute.

Education and Qualification

  • Read English at Nottingham University
  • Studied the Graduate Diploma in law and accelerated Legal Practice Course at BPP University.

Memberships

  • A member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers focused on achieving family and child focused resolutions to disputes, and Young Resolution.

Maria's highlights

News

20.05.2024

Natasha Kirk and Mae Al-Omari secure child's return to Ukraine

Senior associates Natasha Kirk and Mae Al-Omari successfully represented a father on his application under the 1980 Hague Convention...
Natasha Kirk, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, family and children team. Mae Al-Omari, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, family and children team.
Multiple Authors
1 min Read
Natasha Kirk, Mae Al-Omari
News

16.05.2024

Real estate legal news—May 2024

Welcome to the third edition of Russell-Cooke’s real estate legal news. We continue to keep updated of legal developments and the trends in the UK real estate world...
Edward Fairweather, Senior associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, real estate, planning and construction team.
Edward Fairweather
1 min Read
News

13.05.2024

Russell-Cooke welcomes second family law partner this year

Rachel specialises in all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on high value financial disputes arising from relationship...
Hannah Field, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, family and children team. Rachel Donald, partner in the Russell-Cooke family and children team.
Multiple Authors
2 min Read
Hannah Field, Rachel Donald
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