Brierly Place, New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AP
Melanie has a particular specialism in advising business clients (Company Directors and Shareholders). Melanie deals mainly with high net worth matters involving Companies, complex Trust, Pension, Foreign and Tax issues. Melanie also advises high net worth individuals in financial matters arising from divorce proceedings. Melanie also specialises in all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, financial settlements and matters relating to children. She advises unmarried couples on cohabitation and on issues arising from the breakdown of relationships. Melanie also advises high net worth individuals on pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements. Melanie is an accredited member of Resolution. She has over 25 years' experience, mainly with substantial Essex firms. Some of her cases include significant foreign assets.
"Tenacious litigator" Melanie is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016]. In earlier editions she is described by clients as "tough, shrewd and realistic" and is recognised for acting primarily in high-value matrimonial matters and substantial prenuptial agreements.
Melanie is recommended by Chambers [UK 2017]. Sources say that “she gives practical, spot-on advice and she’s very sensible,” adding: “She tells it how it is but does it nicely.”
Previous editions note that Melanie "is held in very high regard for her client skills, common sense and commercial awareness". She possesses "very good technical knowledge, with impressive commercial awareness".
Testimonials from clients include: "Your advice and support over the last year has been spot on and invaluable. This has singularly been the most important thing that I have had to face in my life and I am truly, truly grateful."
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