Maria joined Twenty Essex in September 2020 after successfully completing pupillage. Maria has a broad practice, with experience in arbitration, civil fraud, insolvency, shipping, insurance, general commercial disputes and public law.
Before coming to the Bar, Maria was a qualified solicitor-advocate. She spent five years working at a top international law firm, where she specialised in commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. During this time, she gained first-hand experience in oral and written advocacy. She also spent six months in the firm’s Singapore office and worked on cases in Russia, Norway and Zambia.
Maria has a first class degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge. She speaks fluent Russian and has lived and worked in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.