Contact Details
Location Charminster
Phone 01202 057718

Maria Evans

Associate Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

My Approach

My approach is to provide clear, concise and thorough advice to assist in resolving my clients’ disputes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial litigation involving disputes for breach of contract and product liability;
  • Return of goods claims and consumer debt recovery;
  • Commercial debt recovery;
  • Interim applications including applications to set aside judgments, summary judgment and applications for strike out of claims/defences;
  • Corporate and personal Insolvency, including:
    • Issuing winding up/bankruptcy petitions and statutory demands under the Insolvency Act 1986;
    • Advising clients on actions taken by creditors, liquidators and the Official Receiver;
    • Advising on and assisting with applications to set aside statutory demands;
    • Assisting with annulment applications for bankruptcy;
    • Assisting with defending and resolving insolvency proceedings and advising on insolvency law (bankruptcy and winding up);
    • Acting for directors in disqualification proceedings;
    • Acting for insolvency practitioners to recover monies arising from the liquidation of businesses, including pursuing third parties and directors namely in relation to transactions at an undervalue, preferences, misfeasance (breach of duty/negligence) and illegal dividends;
  • Enforcement of court judgments, including; obtaining High Court Writs of Control, charging orders, orders for sale, orders to attend court for questioning, third party debt orders and attachment of earnings orders

Experience, Professional Associations & Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in September 2017
  • Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 (UK 2022) for Commercial Litigation – described as being “comprehensive, empathetic and knowledgeable”.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX)
  • Member of the Bournemouth and District Law Society
  • Member of the Junior Lawyers Division
  • Graduated from University of Law Guildford with LPC LLM (Distinction)
  • Associate member of Association
    of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)