Areas of law:
Actions Against the Police, Crime and Investigation, Magistrates’ Court, Police Station
Mariana is a paralegal in the Magistrates Courts and Actions against the Police teams in our office in High Wycombe whilst she is undertaking her Legal Practice Course (LPC) as part of her professional training to become a solicitor.
Naturally, her dual role is both busy and varied. She assists the solicitors in the team with trial preparation for Magistrates Court cases by undertaking reviews of prosecution evidence, taking clients’ instructions, and in managing the cases to ensure that they are dealt with efficiently, and proactively. Mariana also assists Team Leader Mark Abbott in the preparation of appeals against conviction for serious and high profile offences in contemplation of proceedings before the Court of Appeal. Her role within the Actions against the Police team sees her taking initial queries, and helping and supporting clients as they navigate their way through the police complaint process.
Prior to working at Reeds and embarking on her career in the legal profession, Mariana’s professional background was in corporate communication and advertising. This, coupled with having lived in different countries around the world has made her both 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 has a natural ability to foster and cultivate relationships with clients, which results in open and positive interactions.
In the course of her studies and her training Mariana has demonstrated her complete commitment to continuing her legal education and is passionate about opportunities to gain the experience and knowledge to assist her in securing the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Mariana is fully bilingual and able to assist clients in English or Spanish.