Maria Mulrennan

Called 1990

Practice overview

Maria specialises in complex public law children cases. She frequently deals with cases involving multiple injuries, serious sexual assaults, complex medical evidence and legal issues. She was appointed Assistant Deputy Coroner of Nottinghamshire in 2013.

Practice areas

Public law children



“Tenacious and focused… in public law children cases.” (The Legal 500, 2012)

“Recommended for complex care work involving sexual abuse and neglect.” (The Legal 500, 2011)

"A sensitive and determined advocate in child and care matters" (The Legal 500 2010)

"Expertise in children work" (The Legal 500 2009)

Recommended for Family Law (The Legal 500 2008)

Reported cases

B (A Child) [2014] EWHC B1 (Fam)

Re A (a child) (order: restriction on applications)[2010] All ER (D) 225

Re K (a child) (contact)[2008] All ER (D) 159

R (on the application of G) v Nottingham City Council [2008] 3 FCR 568

Re G (a child) (interim care order) [2008] All ER (D) 107

Professional background

Maria graduated in Law from Sussex University in 1986 and was awarded her Master’s degree in International Law at Nottingham University in 1988. She was called to the Bar in 1990. Maria successfully completed her pupillage at St. Mary’s Chambers in 1991 (general common law with particular emphasis on civil and family law) and since 1999 she has specialised almost exclusively in family law.

“Tenacious and focused”

In Public Law children cases