I completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Law and Business at the University of Humberside and Lincolnshire in Hull and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York. I completed my Training Contract at Whitehead Monckton where I stayed until 2004. I then worked in and around Maidstone before returning to Whitehead Monckton in their Docklands office in 2018.
I have specialist experience in all areas of family law including:
Financial settlement, with extensive experience in dealing with high net worth clients and particularly complex issues involving companies, pensions and properties abroad
Separation of non-married couples
Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
I am a Law Society Family Law specialist and am Accredited by Resolution with recognised specialism in financial matters and cohabitation.
I am committed to Resolution’s conciliatory approach and am qualified as a Collaborative Solicitor although if matters do need the involvement of the Court I also have extensive advocacy experience and am qualified to advocate in all levels of Courts as I have been awarded Higher Rights of Audience.
What my client’s say:
"Melissa is “helpful, supportive, patient and understanding during a difficult, sensitive and traumatic time” whilst “setting out the bottom line in plain, easy to understand language”.
When out of the office:
When not working I enjoy spending time with my family and also like to get out around the country lanes on my bike and I recently completed the London to Brighton bike ride raising money for The British Heart Foundation.