Solicitor and Acting Head of the Family Department
Melanie is based at our Leamington Spa office. She is the joint head of the family department and has been a family solicitor for over 10 years.
Melanie originally qualified as a barrister in 2010, before completing the Legal Practice course in 2014. She is also a member of Resolution and believes that it is important that all family matters are dealt with amicably especially when there are children involved.
Melanie has a passion for children cases although handles all kind of family and cohabitation disputes, divorces, financial proceedings and can draft Cohabitation Agreements and Prenuptial Agreements. One of Melanie’s cases was reported in the law reports having concluded in the Court of appeal (P (A Child AC)  EWCA Civ 1428). This was a complex international Private Law children matter and Melanie successfully acted for the father where it was ordered for there to be no direct contact with the mother in China.
Melanie enjoys representing clients at Court with her extensive advocacy training, she is able to help families come to a resolution without always having to resort to lengthy Court proceedings.
Melanie prides herself in putting the client first and is extremely meticulous when it comes to the details in drafting orders. Melanie is known for her direct approach, has the ability to handle matters sensitively but taking a robust approach where necessary.
Outside of work Melanie enjoys running around after her young daughter and puppy and when possible, sewing and crafts.