Maria Martin

Senior Legal Assistant

About Maria Martin

I joined the Community Care group at Invicta Law in 2019 as a Legal Assistant.

I studied Law at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating in 2018, and received my Masters of Law. I am currently studying part- time for my LPC at the University of Law in London.

I hold cases in both asylum and adult social care in a wide variety of areas, including judicial review applications, age assessment challenges, and Court of Protection proceedings relating to DOL, and financial deputyships.

I help provide training to the local authority client in relation to practice, procedure and law around Human Rights Act assessments and age assessments.

Currently, I am building experience of effectively defending pre-action challenges to local authority decisions relating to unaccompanied asylum seeking children, 21a Mental Capacity Act 2005 challenges and conducting legal matters efficiently, advising and instructing counsel in Court of Protection and in the High Court and Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum chamber.

I am passionate about providing support to the Community Care group and applying my academic learnings in the workplace, while continuing to grow and develop the skills needed to become a Solicitor Advocate.

Areas of expertise

  • Asylum
  • Adult Social Care
  • Judicial Review Applications
  • Mental Capacity Act
Maria is passionate about providing support to clients and the Community Care group

Maria is passionate about providing support to clients and the Community Care group


Client testimonials

“Sarah provides excellent advice, often off the cuff at the end of the phone when urgent matters arise. She is extremely good at explaining the intricacies of planning law in layman’s terms, which is very much appreciated. Sarah is a reliable and conscientious colleague who I do not hesitate to contact for guidance and clarity in often high-pressured situations. She is well respected amongst her peers and colleagues, and officers very much appreciate her knowledge and calming influence.”
Planning & Highways Client
“I am writing in praise of your support. As someone in the firing line of an ultra-aggressive legal team for the first time in my life, this was a traumatic and, at times, upsetting process. You were at my side, dispensing wise and calming counsel throughout. You have been readily available when crises occurred, have been a wonderful listener and, in the end, we reached an outcome that was highly satisfactory for our school and its pupils. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that you handled this case, and I thank you and your firm for the support you gave me. Being a chair of governors, sworn to confidentiality, can be a lonely business! You kept me sane.”
Chair of School Governors
“You’ve been incredibly helpful with this. Thanks for always replying so promptly and for being a star.”
Private Sector Town Planning & Development Consultancy
“The whole team at Invicta Law are really professional, efficient and courteous in their approach to our Development Agreement works. This I find makes my role much easier particularly when this is a specialist subject that I often need to seek their advice with.”
Planning & Highways Client
“The experience has been really top end. Rather than just offering the options, they have given some real solid advice on the best route. It's a good business 'partnering' approach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
“Their employment advice has always proved to be sound. I’ve worked with lots of different lawyers in London boroughs and. I’d also say that Invicta Law is the most solution-focused.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

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