Mavis’ practice encompasses all areas of Family Law – in particular Private children, International children, Surrogacy/ modern families, and Public children. Mavis’ practice includes a significant amount of High Court work and she has appeared in the Court of Appeal as a junior to leading Silks.
As an advocate, Mavis is tenacious, persuasive and maintains an authoritative presence in the courtroom. The air of calm Mavis conveys in court, and the rapport she quickly establishes with each client, always helps to put her clients at ease – even during the most emotionally charged cases.
Her meticulous preparation coupled with her robust written and oral advocacy, regularly achieves positive outcomes. 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 advanced for every client.
Mavis is often invited to present training or attend as a speaker at Surrogacy Law seminars or conferences, thus making her an increasingly recognised practitioner in this area of law. Mavis also regularly gives legal talks on topics within in her other practice areas, and has been commissioned to write case analyses for Lexis PSL on leading judgments.
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 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.