Over the relatively short period I knew Maria as a colleague, I quickly gained a respect for her intellect and stamina, which developed into admiration and affection for a truly talented lawyer and a generous and gregarious person. She combined her formidable legal acumen with a love of life that made her great fun to be around. Being summoned to 'an audience with Maria' was always a pleasure, as she would inevitable dovetail the working purpose of the meeting with some gossip or scandalous anecdote. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. James

Sent by James on 19/10/2017