Congratulations to Maria Scotland for completing over 25 hours of Family Law Pro-Bono work on behalf of Advocate. 

Maria has undertaken cases for Advocate since its’ inception (as the Bar Pro Bono Unit) in 1996 and has been a member of the review panel for Advocate since 2007. Maria regularly gives up her time reviewing their cases, often well over 25 hours per year. In 2010, Maria received an award from the Bar Council for services to Pro-Bono for work done for Advocate (then the Bar Pro Bono Unit).

About the Advocate 25 for 25 Challenge

"To celebrate our 25th anniversary year, and as we look to develop access to justice for the next 25 years, we invite you to take part in 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge.  From Volunteers’ Week June 2021 to Volunteers’ Week June 2022, you are encouraged to complete 25 hours of pro bono for our 25th anniversary.

The time you give pro bono has an extraordinary impact on the lives of those who apply to Advocate for help. To register your interest and let us know you are completing the challenge please sign up here: Take part in 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge. "

Maria Scotland practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high-end/ big money financial remedy applications and (private law) children work. She accepts instructions to act through a solicitor or directly from members of the public on a Direct Access basis. 

Maria is ranked in the Legal 500 in family law (including divorce & financial remedy). She is one of the leading family law juniors and is the joint head of the Family Team at 5SAH.

Maria is a qualified arbitrator in financial matters