UK Cypriot Maria Patsalos Human Rights Solicitor of the year

UK Cypriot Maria Patsalos is awarded the Human Rights Solicitor of the year. A major accolade from The Law Sociey.

Maria is the daughter of Professor Philip Patsalos from Pano Lefkara and Eleftheria Xenophon Patsalos from Aradippou a director at Deloitte LLP. City of London.

Maria Patsalos of Mishcon de Reya

Maria Patsalos is a true champion of diversity. She has founded a range of pro-bono initiatives such as Pink Law and Black Justice to ensure the rights of marginalised groups are protected and promoted.

Her dedication to these initiatives has been unwavering and her support knows no bounds, ranging from providing free legal advice at drop-in clinics to fundraising.

She masterfully juggles her grassroots work with securing far-reaching impact for vulnerable people through the highest levels of the law.

As an example, she recently won a Supreme Court case challenging fees for registering children as British.

Maria is an asset to the legal profession and is awarded this title in recognition of the extraordinary lengths she goes to ensure the protection of human rights law is available to all.⁸