Maria Scotland Continues to be recognised in The Spears' 500 2024 Guide: as a 'Top Recommended Family Law Barrister' within the exclusive guide. Maria is also an author at Spears', with her featured article on Divorcing in Dubai: Should wealthy Expats worry about new UAE family laws? 

Maria 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 and Chambers & Partners 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 and an accredited civil mediator.

“The one thing my clients always tell me is that I’m not like other barristers,’ Maria Scotland of 5 St. Andrew’s Hill says. ‘I speak plain English.’ Scotland tells Spear's that since beginning her career in family law almost three decades ago, she has placed emphasis on the importance of clearly communicating to clients and ensuring they understand the proceedings that lie ahead.”

Spears’ 500 Review.