Maria Peyman

Legal Director

"exceptional at dealing with clients' needs"

Legal 500 [UK 2020]


Maria joined Birketts in June 2015. She is a Legal Director in our Commercial Litigation Team.

Maria specialises in contentious intellectual property acting for clients on matters such as infringement of copyright, trademarks, and design rights, as well as passing off and breach of confidence. Maria represents clients at both the civil courts and the Trade Mark Registry.  As part of this aspect of her work, she advises clients on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property.

Maria advises technology based clients on other aspects of commercial litigation such as software disputes and breach of data protection rule claims.

Alongside her specialist work Maria advises clients on general commercial litigation matters such as breach of contract claims, shareholder and director disputes and professional negligence.  

Other Information

Maria was admitted as a Solicitor in April 2004 and holds a post graduate diploma in intellectual property law. She is fluent in Spanish.

Maria is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. In this edition, clients note that she is "exceptional at dealing with clients' needs" and "Maria Peyman is a very cool head under pressure".

Legal 500 UK 2020 Rising Star          Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer