Melissa joined Birketts in 2017 and is a Solicitor in our Private Client Advisory Team.
She advises on all aspects of private client advisory including wills, succession and tax planning, trust creation and trust and tax advice, UK and cross border estates, lasting powers of attorney and mental capacity, as well as domicile and residency issues.
More recently, Melissa has been involved in advising on a complex trust advice matter including multiple connected trusts, misappropriation of assets and breach of trust with a view to achieving a practical solution.
She has also been involved in the administration of the estate of a prominent businessman with extensive assets including a cross-border element.
Melissa is a Birketts representative for IAG (International Advisory Group), a network of English speaking lawyers, accountants and tax advisors at independent practices in over 60 countries around the world. Melissa is experienced in acting for foreign clients and also in assisting UK clients with their affairs in foreign jurisdictions via contacts within IAG.
Melissa is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Melissa is based in our Cambridge office.