“Mariana, you have been simply incredible, passionate and a huge support. Thank you so much.”

Mariana Rueda Santana


Princes Risborough

01844 398 628

Areas of law:

Crime and Investigation, Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court, Criminal Law: Funding, Fraud Solicitors, Service Police Interviews

Mariana Rueda Santana is a Solicitor, working in our Criminal department, based in our Princes Risborough office. Mariana represents clients both at the police station and at the Magistrates Court for a wide variety of criminal offences. She is particularly passionate about youth court work and providing service to young and/or vulnerable clients.

Mariana worked at Reeds as a legal secretary and then trainee solicitor before qualifying. Prior to this she had a career in corporate communications. She is adaptable and approachable; and she is now able to utilise those skills in assisting clients from all walks of life.

Mariana is known for her friendly and compassionate manner that helps clients feel at ease and crucially listened to, especially when dealing with sensitive and serious legal issues.  She can assist clients in English and Spanish.

Notable Cases

R v P (January 2022)
Represented a juvenile defendant at the youth court for Public Order and Assault Emergency Worker offences. Was able to successfully mitigate following a guilty plea securing a six-month conditional discharge for the defendant.

R v B (March 2022)
Represented a defendant with severe mental health difficulties for one count of theft, two counts of criminal damage and one failure to appear offence. After a guilty plea, Mariana mitigated on the defendant’s behalf, addressing the court on the defendant’s mental health state at the time of the offences. She was able to secure a sentence of compensation only for the theft and criminal damage offences and no separate penalty for the failure to appear.

R v M (February 2022)
Represented a neurodivergent juvenile at the youth court for an offence of sexual assault by touching. Following a guilty plea by the defendant, Mariana was able to successfully mitigate securing an 11-month youth referral order.