Maxine is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation team at Trethowans, having joined the firm as a solicitor in January 2019 after qualifying with another firm in the region. She works from both the Southampton and Salisbury offices.
Her primary specialisms are in commercial contract disputes, constructions disputes, property litigation and contentious probate. Maxine works with a broad range of clients including developers, owner-managed businesses, landlords, pension trusts, charities, and private individuals. She takes pride in building a strong rapport and trust with clients, allowing her to fully understand their commercial objectives and put in place an effective strategy to push forward resolution of the dispute.
Maxine regularly provide in-house legal training to clients, tailored to their areas of practice. She is happy to be contacted in relation to providing bespoke training.
Notable work highlights
- Acted for a local charity in robustly defending a meritless claim brought by their former landlord, who sought to frustrate their termination of the lease, concluding in the claim being discontinued and the charity’s costs paid in full.
- Acted for a client who had lost her pension entitlement following negligent advice in her matrimonial and divorce proceedings, resulting in a negotiated settlement of £90,000 damages being paid to the client.
What our clients say about Maxine
“Thank you for the support and patience in successfully concluding the action against my brother. Never thought I would see a penny based on his actions over the decades! Thanks to you and the team who I would not hesitate in recommending to those facing similar issues.”
“I take this opportunity to thank Joanna and Maxine from my heart for the professionalism and collaboration that allowed us to conclude the affair positively.”
“Thank you again for all your help and support with this matter, we are so happy with the result and absolutely could not have done it without you.”
“Your pro-active style is most refreshing.”
“Thank you for the help you gave me and my son during a very stressful time. It was such a relief to have you to offer calm advice and act as an intermediary. I will come back to you are your firm again if ever I need help and your expertise. I will recommend you and your firm to others also.”
“Maxine, I am full of admiration for you. You are one of the smartest and most professional people I have ever worked with and our interactions have been one of the few positives to come out of this and I am very grateful.”
“Your prompt attention enabled me to recover assets which would otherwise have been lost to me forever. Even from our initial telephone conversation I was most impressed by your empathetic and calm manner. I quickly developed complete confidence in your competence and self-composure; and I cannot overemphasise both my gratitude and my admiration for the way in which you conducted my case.”
Insights and thoughts written by Maxine
Can I claim for wasted management time in a dispute?
29 Aug 2023•
2 min read
Japanese knotweed claims – answering the Japanese knotweed question when selling your property
11 Aug 2023•
2 min read
How do I discover who owns a boundary fence, wall or hedge?
07 Jun 2023•
4 min read
Rise in Technology and Construction Court Cases
14 Jul 2022•
2 min read