Mavis’ practice encompasses all areas of Family Law – in particular Private Law, International Law, Surrogacy Law and Public Law Children. Her practice also includes High Court work.
As an advocate, Mavis conveys an air of calm – which always puts clients at ease, whilst maintaining an authoritative presence within the courtroom.
Her meticulous preparation coupled with her robust written and oral advocacy, regularly achieves positive outcomes for her clients. With each case, Mavis seeks to provide considered and realistic advice as early as possible within proceedings, to ensure the strongest possible position can be put forward for every client.
Prior to her career at the Bar, Mavis assisted with UNICEF and UN-commissioned research projects on International Children Law at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre. In addition, her experience as an advocate began with successfully conducting cases as a volunteer advocate with the Free Representation Unit, School Exclusions Project and Philadelphia Employment Advocacy Project. Mavis also worked as an English teacher in Peru and South Korea.
Mavis is passionate about widening access to the legal profession and is regularly invited to speak in schools and at careers conferences as part of social mobility programmes.
Mavis is a keen traveller, musical theatre enthusiast and long-suffering Arsenal supporter.