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Maria Middleton


Personal Profile

Maria is an Associate in Contentious Regulatory and Enforcement, part of the Dispute Resolution department. She has experience acting for both individual and corporate clients dealing with both contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues, as well as commercial litigation.

She has particular experience of FCA Enforcement investigations, advising individuals and firms at risk of, or under, regulatory investigation by the FCA for alleged misconduct or rule breaches. Her experience includes cases concerning market abuse, allegations of a lack of integrity and internal investigations.

Maria also has significant experience in the education sector, advising educational institutions and students and families on a range of issues including examination misconduct, complaints and safeguarding.

Maria is a governor of the Primary Advantage Federation and a former teacher.

Key experience 

  • Acted for an individual under FCA investigation for matters concerning market abuse.
  • Assisted with an internal investigation in relation to employment and regulatory issues at a financial services institution.
  • Acted for an individual under FCA investigation, including representations at the RDC and Upper Tribunal.
  • Assisted with an internal investigation in relation to examination misconduct at an educational institution.

Career history 

Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Teacher, Oasis Academy Hadley; Bigland Green Primary School
BPP University, GDL, LPC
UCL Institute of Education, PGCE in Early Years and Primary Education
University of Oxford, Modern Languages (Spanish)



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