Maria is an Italian Avvocato qualified to practise law in Italy and a solicitor qualified to practice law in England, and Wales, having successfully passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
She graduated from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.
Maria previously worked for two of the biggest family law firms in Milan, dealing with high net worth divorce cases involving famous personalities and entrepreneurs. She decided to move to London in order to broaden her international experience and she subsequently decided to cross-qualify in England and Wales. Before joining Vardags, Maria worked for a year in another large national family law firm in London. She is heavily involved in Italian networking in London and in Italy, attending cultural and social events as a member of the Women in Law Association, the British Lawyer Association and the Associazione Italiana degli Avvocati per la Famiglia ei minori.
Maria is uniquely qualified to assist clients in cross-jurisdictional disputes, or where there are complex Italian elements to the proceedings, such as custody disputes or pre-marital arrangements such as “communione separazione dei beni”. Maria’s skills are endlessly praised by the many high net worth international Italian clients she represents. Her nurturing personality greatly complements her legal and analytical skills, making her a great asset on any case. Maria also works as part of our Italian desk.
Maria’s first language is Italian but she can also read and translate French and Spanish.
Maria has written and contributed to features across both the Italian and English press. Recently, she contributed a chapter on the Italian divorce process to the The International Comparative Legal Guide which can be found here.
In her spare time Maria loves reading romantic novels, despite being a divorce lawyer, and having long walks in the countryside.
“Throughout this process, you have made me feel safe and listened to, without exerting undue pressure. I genuinely received VIP treatment. I would wholeheartedly endorse your services to anyone facing a breakdown in their marriage.”Client
“I went through a gruelling divorce and Silvia and Maria stood by me like angels, protecting me all the way. Their legal knowledge, their support and understanding went a long way. They are a brilliant asset to your firm. I am very glad I used Vardag.”Iliana