Maria-Elena Cheshire


Maria-Elena Cheshire is an experienced senior Solicitor having been called to the Bar in 1989 and then transferring to become a Solicitor in 1992 in order to have greater client contact.  Since that date, Maria-Elena has been a specialist criminal practitioner working as a defence lawyer in the UK for 12 years, 8 of which were at Slade Legal building up a successful criminal department.

Route to Slade Legal

Maria-Elena then emigrated to Western Australia with her family and became a Federal Prosecutor for 5 years. The call of defence work beckoned and Maria-Elena set up her own firm – Cheshire Legal – and defended for a further 5 years before returning to her roots, both to her home in the UK and to Slade Legal (previously known as Hodsons).

Maria-Elena feels that after 26 years as a Criminal Lawyer she needs a change and has welcomed the challenge of joining an experienced conveyancing team at Slade Legal. 

Reasons for becoming a Lawyer

With a keen sense of justice for all, Maria-Elena provides 100% commitment to her clients and goes over and above to ensure that clients understand the legal process, are aware of the costs involved and deals with her clients in a professional, timely and courteous manner.