A specialist in civil litigation, Maxine takes on a wide-ranging caseload including commercial, building and contractual disputes, contentious probate, debt actions, and property issues such as neighbour and boundary disputes and service charge claims for tenants and landlords.
After leaving university having studied Modern Languages, Maxine undertook her legal training with a niche London practice before setting up her own law firm in Hertfordshire in 2002. Last year, she joined forces with Guardian Wills and Probate Services to form Guardian Solicitors.
‘Mediation works in nine out of 10 cases’
Maxine is also an accredited mediator, believing strongly in resolving issues before getting to court. In her experience, she believes that “mediation leads to a far better outcome in terms of time, stress and money than litigation”. She states that “where people want to retain relationships, parties can walk away from mediation having resolved their dispute with their relationship intact”. She proposes mediation very early in any dispute and has found that 90% of cases using mediation reach a satisfactory resolution.
“I take great pleasure in helping people get a satisfactory outcome, whether it be through through litigation or mediation and I like to believe that in doing so, I have made a difference in the client’s life”
Interests: music: classical piano playing, acapella singing, skiing, yoga, travelling, walking (500-mile Camino pilgrim trail, Spain, 2014).