Maria Scotland > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill

Work Department

Maria practises exclusively in family law.


Maria practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high-end/ big money financial remedy applications and (private law) children work.

She accepts instructions to act through a solicitor or directly from members of the public on a Direct Access basis.

Maria is ranked in the Legal 500 in family law (including divorce & financial remedy). She is one of the leading family law juniors and is the joint head of the Family Team at 5SAH.

What the directories say about Maria Scotland:

‘ Maria’s approachable and personable attitude makes her a great court advocate. Clients like her. ’

The Legal 500 2022.

“Her drafting is outstanding and her advocacy persuasive.”

“A very effective advocate with excellent drafting skills.”

The Legal 500 2021 & 2013/14

“[She] excels in private law children work and is also noted for her expertise in financial remedy cases.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Maria Scotland is commended by sources for her calm but firm advocacy style. Her broad family law practice encompasses ancillary relief work with an international dimension, and she is especially noted for her work in private law children disputes”.

Chambers & Partners 2013


Maria was called to the Bar in 1995.


  • In 2010 Maria won the 14th Annual Sydney Elland Goldsmith Award: a prestigious annual award granted by The Bar Council for services to the Bar.
  • Sir Raymond Phillips MD award (1995).
  • Gray’s Inn Senior Scholar: David Karmel award (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Maria Scotland5 St Andrews Hill ‘Maria has excellent knowledge and thorough preparation. She prepares excellent documents and deals well with clients in a firm and friendly manner.’