Qualifying in 1996 Mary-Ann, who is ranked by the most respected Legal Directories (Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500), is the founding Partner and leads the team. Her expertise encompasses all aspects of complex family law and wealth protection issues; in particular, pre and post nuptial agreements, divorce, financial claims and children matters, including those with an international dimension. She frequently acts for high net worth individuals in cases of complexity, reflecting her status as the only leading practitioner in the City of London, ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a “Notable Practitioner” and “Leading Individual”.
A number of Mary-Ann’s clients occupy high profile roles within the City of London. She has particular experience representing individuals in senior positions within the insurance, finance and banking sectors. Her client portfolio also includes individuals in the performing arts, modelling and sports world. Renowned for her dynamic and pragmatic approach, Mary-Ann is respected by her professional peers for getting the right results in even the most complex cases. Her skills and experience are reflected in her 16-year membership of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Mary-Ann is also a member of Resolution and subscribes to a code of practice which promotes an approach to Family Law that is sensitive, constructive and cost-effective. Mary- Ann is a member of the International Bar Association.
Described as a “fearsome opponent who goes the extra mile to obtain the best results possible for her clients” she is also commended for her “very good judgement” and “very commercially sensitive approach” which sees her regularly instructed on complex financial cases.” (Chambers & Partners 2016). Mary-Ann who leads a team acknowledged as being, “a real power house” “ (Chambers & Partners 2016).