Executive Assistant to Managing Director

Maria DouglasMaria is the executive assistant to the firm’s Managing Director, Matthew Claughton. She is responsible for organising Matthew’s daily commitments, business development initiatives and client liaison. Maria also deals with new enquiries, ongoing investigations as well as working alongside the firm’s most senior lawyers on complex cases. Maria has specific responsibility for co-ordinating the marketing and business development role of the Managing Director in accordance with current Business Development Strategy, which involves, building on our reputation as the national, ‘go-to’ law firm for clients under investigation. 

Maria has been with Olliers for in excess of 20 years and is familiar with all our departments and practice areas. She is well placed to ensure that clients are introduced to the lawyer best placed to secure the best possible outcome.

Maria understands the stress and anxiety a criminal case can cause. During an investigation or prosecution, Maria is always available to answer client’s queries and address concerns.


‘I can’t thank Olliers enough. They were very helpful, especially Maria who would always answer even when I called her on the weekend. Thanks for everything’

‘Amazing service. I would recommend Ollier’s to anyone. Thank you Maria for all the support and being professional when going through a hard time. Thank you’

‘I would recommend Olliers to anyone! While going through one of the worst times of my life Maria has been there to help take the stress away always there to help with any questions and gets back to you ASAP even on her days off!! I can’t thank her enough for helping me and my family she’s been amazing and so friendly made it a lot less stressful to deal with things as everything was taken care of she was very clear in explaining things just everything you can tell it’s not just a job she cares and it shows amazing service so thank you’

‘Can not thank Maria and David enough for everything they did for us. Maria was there any time to answer any questions we had and reassured us a lot. Would highly recommend to anybody’

Contact Maria – Manchester Office

196 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WF
0161 8341515

Contact Maria – London Office

Berkeley Suite, 35 Berkeley Square, London
020 3883 6790