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Melanie Bataillard-Samuel

Melanie Bataillard-Samuel

Melanie is a Senior Associate in the London office of Expatriate Law. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007 Melanie has solely practised family law. Her caseload covers a wide variety of divorce matters, financial provision arising out of the breakdown of a relationship and disputes involving children. As a dual French/British national, Melanie has always specialised in advising French expatriates on family law matters in England and Wales, usually in French. Melanie also regularly advises and works alongside law firms in France.

Melanie obtained a Bachelors degree from Bath University in French and Russian and a Masters degree from City University in Legal Translation. She speaks French and English fluently, and is also able to advise clients in Italian.

Melanie is committed to Resolution’s Code of Practice to resolve matters in a non-confrontational way. She has trained in mediation and is a Collaborative Lawyer, using these skills to negotiate the best possible outcome for her clients when this appropriate. Melanie has been Co-Chair of Resolution’s Innovation Group since early 2019 which aims to consider innovative projects in the field of family justice among others. She has also been recently re-elected to the Resolution National Committee for a second term, and is active with the Affordable Advice Project and YRes National Committee.



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