Maria Koukou, DBS Paralegal

Maria joined Olliers in November 2021 as part of the Litigation Support team. She completed her law degree at the University of Leicester during which she particularly liked criminal law.

This led her to completing a Master’s degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Birmingham. Maria’s dissertation topic was the treatment of mentally disordered sex offenders in contact with the criminal justice system.

Maria then went on to complete her Legal Practice Course combined with a Master’s degree at the University of Law in Manchester.

In her new role as DBS Paralegal, Maria has worked on a number of DBS as well as record deletion applications and has already received the following positive results:

Recent cases

  • 2022 – Client H – Successfully avoided inclusion on both the Vulnerable Adults and the Children’s barred lists for allegations of failing to raise safeguarding concerns and to follow school policies
  • 2022 – Client P – Successfully avoided inclusion on the Vulnerable Adults’ barred list for a historic caution issued for having intercourse with a minor
  • 2022 – Client G – Successfully avoided inclusion of information on an enhanced DBS certificate involving false allegations of assault on a foster child
  • 2022 – Client S – Successfully avoided inclusion on both the Vulnerable Adults and the Children’s barred lists for a caution issued for distributing indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children.
  • 2022 – Client T – Successfully applied to have an arrest for threats to kill removed from PNC records
  • 2022 – Client D – Successfully avoided inclusion of information on an enhanced DBS certificate involving false allegations of inappropriately restraining a vulnerable child
  • 2022 – Client B – Successfully avoided inclusion on both the Vulnerable Adults and the Children’s barred list for failings while a foster carer.
  • 2022 – Client S – Successfully appealed to have an arrest for common assault removed from PNC records.
  • 2022 – Client D – Successfully avoided inclusion on the Children’s barred list for a historic caution issued for attempting intercourse with a minor as well as convictions for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and breach of a Community Order.
  • 2022 – Client W – Successfully avoided inclusion on the Children’s barred list for allegations of mistreating a child as well as failing to follow school policies.
  • 2022 – Client H – Successfully avoided inclusion on both the Vulnerable Adults and the Children’s barred lists for allegations of failing to raise safeguarding concerns as well as failing to follow school policies.

Contact Maria – Manchester Office

196 Deangsate, Manchester, M3 3WF
0161 8341515

Contact Maria – London Office

Berkeley Suite, 35 Berkeley Square, London
020 3883 6790