Following a change in direction from a career in nursing Margarita graduated from the University of Sunderland with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies (with a specialism in Marketing). Following graduation she went on to gain further degree qualifications in professional education and development, and teaching. While working as a higher education student advisor involved in education quality and complaints management she undertook a paralegal qualification.
She joined Hannays Solicitors and Advocates in 2006 and provides administrative support to the Partnership.
Her main role as Partnership Secretary is in supporting the Partners to ensure the firm is compliant with mandatory legal requirements, Solicitors Regulation Authority outcomes focussed regulation, compliance with the Law Society LEXCEL Quality Mark and Conveyancing Quality Scheme and the Solicitors Accounts Regulations. She was appointed as the Compliance Officer for Financial Administration in 2013 and has completed Lexcel Consultant training provided by the Law Society.