Before coming to the Bar, Maria qualified as a solicitor-advocate. She spent five years working at a leading international law firm, where she specialised in commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.
Fiona served as a judicial assistant with Judge Vajda at the European Court of Justice and has worked at the Law Commission as well devoting a considerable amount of her time as a volunteer with the Free Representation Unit.
In a joint message, Duncan Matthews QC and Stephen Atherton QC, co-Heads of Twenty Essex, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Maria and Fiona as new tenants to Twenty Essex. They are of extremely high calibre and we have no doubt that they will be a success at the Bar and will add to the reputation of Twenty Essex as a centre of excellence. We wish them the best of luck and an assurance that Chambers will give them whatever support and encouragement they need to realise their full potential.”
Twenty Essex continues to grow across all areas of practice. The two most recent tenants are amongst the nine new practitioners that have joined Chambers within the past year.
Contact the practice management team to find out more about Maria and Fiona.