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Maria Theodoulou has been a Partner at Stokoe Partnership since 2004.  She has a strong track record as a criminal defence lawyer with a passion for defending her client’s interests. Maria specialises in all types of criminal defence matters, including those attracting media attention. She has considerable experience in defending serious cases involving allegations of murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to supply large scale class A drugs.

She has been at Stokoe Partnership since her admission to the roll in 1998 and has helped oversee a rapid expansion in the practice.

Maria is a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2016 in the field ‘Crime: General’ and ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime’.



Notable cases:

  • Acting in a matter with three separate indictments, including conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, escape from lawful custody and murder.
  • Instructing on appeal for the two principal defendants who seek to appeal their convictions and sentences arising out of two lengthy consecutive trials concerning some of the most serious criminal offences, including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery.
  • Acting for the shareholders/directors of a multimillion-pound scrap merchant company charged with being concerned in a conspiracy to steal vast amounts of railway track from British Rail.
  • Acting in a case involving an individual who was charged in the USA on a three-count indictment for being an illegal alien in possession of firearms, aggravated identity and document fraud.