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 is Co-Chair of Resolution’s Innovation Group and was elected to the Resolution National Committee in April 2018.