Maria’s areas of expertise include contractual disputes, banking and financial services (including enforcement of personal guarantees, indemnities and loan agreements), commercial debt recovery (both Court proceedings and insolvency proceedings against debtors), director and shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, construction and insolvency.
Maria is also a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association.
She has vast experience of resolving disputes via Alternative Dispute Resolution, and aims to focus on helping clients resolve their disputes promptly so that they can get back to doing what they do best – running their business.
Prior to joining Woodfines in 2016, Maria worked for a regional law firm where she was responsible for managing contentious and non-contentious fee earners that were providing legal services to businesses. In this role, she worked closely with lenders, corporates, owner managed businesses and sole traders to help them resolve their disputes, and also worked closely with one of the key High Court Enforcement providers.
Maria is a member of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Maria has two daughters, and lives in Stevenage. She enjoys yoga, shopping and spending time with her nearest and dearest. She says she has little time for other hobbies when working full time and with two young children!
Always found Woodfines professional & knowledgeable. They manage expectations & do an excellent job.
Woodfines provide lawyers that are quick to respond in a crisis, with reassuring advice, confidence & an ability to put your mind at rest.
As a Commercial Manager working for a large corporation (Daisy Group Ltd), I am responsible for dealing with all legal cases referred externally on our wholesale division. I have dealt with many external solicitors firms over the last 12 years and can confidently say Woodfines is one of the best - they provide an outstanding professional service, with efficiency and providing great results by never focusing on profit, but always having our companies best interests at heart. I would like to single out one solicitor within the firm, who I have worked with over the past several years, Maria Koureas-Jones, who is one of the nicest, professional solicitors I have ever met, who has increased our success rate by two-folds. I strongly recommend Woodfines for any company that wants to deal with solicitors that are professional, efficient, provide excellent customer service with a high success rate on cases.