Maria Udalova-Surkova

Partner, Head of Commercial

Maria heads the commercial teams across all our offices and runs our foreign investors office in Westminster, London.

Maria was born and raised in Moscow and moved to the UK at 15 to pursue her career in law. She graduated from the University of East Anglia with a LLB Honours Degree in Law and completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP Professional Education in Manchester. She was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2008.

Maria joined McHale & Co in 2013 as an Associate Solicitor to oversee the development of the Russian client base within the firm and became a Partner in September 2014. She has substantial experience in commercial property and contract law matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She acts for businesses across a variety of sectors in the UK as well as foreign investors with business interests in England and Wales, and has established relationships with tax accountants, wealth managers, counsel and other advisors, enabling her to provide a well-rounded and efficient service. She is also the liaison contact between our Russian-speaking clients and all departments at McHale & Co.

Maria is bilingual in Russian and English and is currently studying French. In her spare time Maria acts as a legal secretary and volunteer at the Warrington Russian Language School for Children and enjoys spending time with her family.



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Michaela went out of her way to make time to see me, gave very good advice and answered any questions I had. Always returned my phone calls and emails promptly. Thank you

Mrs K

Wonderful service provided by Helen Green – very thorough knowledge. I am extremely satisfied as I was helped through a difficult time when I was uncertain how to go forward.

Mrs C

Hassle free service, just give them the facts they require – let them get on with it – Simples

Mr C

Malcolm, I really appreciate what you have done and can’t thank you enough with how you have dealt with this! We’ll fill in the attached customer satisfaction form and reflect how impressed and pleased we are.

Mr P

Very happy to have come here, especially dealing with Helen Green

Mrs L

Thanks for the work of your staff led by Maria. I would like to highlight the contribution of Nadya & Leona in these transactions. While Maria is often the one in the sunshine so to speak, it is through the background work performed by these two that allows this to happen.

Mr S

I have been completely satisfied with help given by Helen and feel that my affairs are now in safe hands.

Mr G

I would like to thank Charlotte for being so friendly and helpful.

Mrs A

Everything was great Michaela. Thanks!

Mr P

I would like to praise Adam Cohen with the way he has looked after both me and my wife. He has been very thorough and helpful with us.

Mr & Mrs C

A very professional and friendly service from Helen using clear plain English that is easily understood.

Mr B

Excellent, friendly service from Helen Green. Very happy with the outcome.

Mr O

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