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Maya Achan



Maya was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, where she was a scholar of her college. During her pupillage, she was awarded Gray’s Inn’s most prestigious and competitive scholarship, the Senior Scholarship, which is reserved for pupils of exceptional merit.

Since being on her feet, Maya has frequently represented clients in private children cases, including those concerning serious allegations of domestic abuse and coercive control. Further, Maya has successfully represented applicants to obtain emergency injunctions and final orders in Family Law Act proceedings. Maya has assisted in cases across the spectrum of family law, including those in the High Court and Court of Appeal, cases in the Court of Protection, and those with an international element.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Maya worked as a mental health support worker at Hestia, a domestic violence caseworker at Refuge, and as a legal assistant for a busy firm. Additionally, Maya has written articles on the topic of domestic abuse perpetrator programmes, and on the application of the Children Act overseas.