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Mariya Peykova

Year of Call: 2013
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Telephone: 0117 928 1520

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Public and Regulatory

Mariya is able to accept instructions through the government’s Junior Junior scheme.

Public International law   

Mariya has an established expertise and interest in the areas of international economic law, particularly in the field of energy, and international human rights. In her role as legal consultant she worked closely with Dr. Mark Ellis (Executive Director of the International Bar Association), assisting with an investigation into the compliance of the Libyan regime trials with international human rights law, and providing research assistance in relation to various publications in the field of international criminal law. She previously consulted an international Task Force of IBA lawyers on its report on the independence of the legal profession around the world, published in 2016. Her work in international human rights law also includes undertaking research related to a claim for reparations brought by the Herero and Nama people against the German state.

After completing the Bar Professional Training Course Mariya was awarded a scholarship by Gray’s Inn to undertake a 6-month placement with Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, the former President of the International Criminal Court, where she carried out legal research on matters arising in the context of international criminal and human rights law, and assisted by drafting the orders and judgments of the Chamber. She has also previously worked as an intern at the Office of MEP Ivailo Kalfin, former Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria, at the EU Parliament in Brussels.

  • Publications
    • Ghost Towns and International Law: The Admissibility of Turkey’s Attempt to Re-Open Varosha

      12th Oct 2020

      3PB’s specialist international and public law barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the decision of Turkey’s attempt to re-open Varosha.

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    • The Use of Police Tactics To Disperse Protests and The Fine Line Between Legitimate Protesting and Anti-Social Behaviour

      18th Jun 2020

      3PB’s pupil barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the use of police tactics to disperse protestors and the fine line between protesting and anti social behaviour.

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    • Protesting During a Pandemic: What Are Your Rights?

      4th Jun 2020

      3PB pupil barrister Mariya Peykova has reviewed the rights during this Covid-19 pandemic for citizens to participate in a protest, the police arrest and stop-and search powers, the scale of fines and penalties and what people should be doing if you are arrested and taken to a police station.

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    • Coronavirus Act 2020 & Rights of Individuals

      17th Apr 2020

      Mariya Peykova, a pupil barrister at 3PB reviews the powers of public health officers, constables and immigration officers and how the newly imposed laws will affect the rights of any individual infected with Covid-19.

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Academic qualifications

  • LL.M in Public International Law,  Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London 2012
  • LL.B (Hons), Queen Mary University of London, 2011


  • Overseas Internship Scholarship (International Criminal Court) , Gray’s Inn
  • Graduate Association Award, The Grammar School, Nicosia
  • Ioannis and Iro Gregoriou Memorial Scholarship (7 consecutive years), Nicosia
  • Edexcel High Achiever Award, the Grammar School, Nicosia

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • New York Attorney-At-Law, Admitted in 2019
  • Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, 2013

Professional bodies

  • International Bar Association