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“Melissa is a key member of the Children and Domestic Abuse Team, assisting both clients and lawyers. She is very organised and has a great eye for detail”.

Melissa joined the firm in June 2021 initially as a Legal Administrator for Managing Director Norman Hartnell. After just 3 months Melissa was promoted to paralegal and joined our Children and Domestic Abuse team.

Melissa works closely with Director Imran Khodabocus to support complex children matters, often where a Guardian has been appointed.

Prior to retraining, Melissa held senior roles in education and training and makes use of these transferable skills to support colleagues and meet client’s needs. Melissa recently completed her LLB in Legal Practice and is close to completing her Legal Practice Course and MSc in Law and Business Management and eventually hopes to qualify as a solicitor with the Family Law Company. Whilst working towards her LLB, Melissa also undertook voluntary consultancy for a Domestic Abuse Community Interest Company to help them develop a strategic plan, as well as using her teaching background to co-facilitate sessions to empower victims of domestic abuse.

When not working or studying, Melissa loves to spend time with her family and friends, enjoys long walks with the dog and loves watching musicals.

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