Maria Scott-Wittenborn

Call: 2012

Since completing her pupillage at Harcourt in 2013 Maria has developed a strong practice in all areas of family law. She has extensive experience representing individuals from different cultural backgrounds, vulnerable clients, and those with learning disabilities, including children who require separate representation.

To instruct Maria or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

Maria has acted in in a wide range of public law proceedings, including non-accidental injury, neglect and fabricated/factitious illness. She has significant experience representing both parents and Local Authorities in cases involving allegations of female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Notable Public Law Children cases


Birmingham City Council v LC & Ors [2016] EWHC 1278 (Fam)

Maria’s practice covers the spectrum of private law work, including fact-finding hearings regarding allegations of physical and emotional abuse, intractable hostility as well as specific issue disputes arising between family members. She acts for all parties, including 16.4 Guardians and children who are separately represented.

Maria has appeared in the High Court on relocation and abduction cases, as well as those involving recognition and enforcement of orders across borders.

Notable International Family Law cases


K (A Child: Stranding: Forum Conveniens: Anti - Suit Injunction) [2019] EWHC 466 (Fam)

Maria has experience working with a wide range of asset bases and strives to provide practical and realistic advice to her clients to secure an advantageous outcome.

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