Personal Profile

Melissa is a barrister and Partner in the Family department. She specialises in separation, divorce, trusts and jurisdictional disputes, including complex, multi-jurisdictional cases involving significant assets. These often also include private children matters such as residence and contact, prohibited steps and specific issues. Many of Melissa’s clients have been high profile figures.

Melissa has law degrees from both the Universities of London and Paris and was a pupil at the Chambers of Philip Moor QC. She was called to the Bar in 1998 and became a Partner at Mishcon in 2008. Melissa is bilingual (English and French).

Melissa was listed as a Family Law expert in the 2013 London Super Lawyers directory and has been included in the Citywealth Leaders List 2013.

Key Experience

Minwalla-v-Minwalla [2004] - Family (With permission of LexisNexis Butterworths)

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Barrister, Mishcon de Reya (dual qualified as a Solicitor in 2008)
Pupillage at the Chamber of Philip Moor QC, 1 Hare Court
University College London, LLB Law with French Law Diplôme d’Etudes Juridiques from Université de Paris II : Panthéon-Assas