Melanie joined Nelsons in 2013 and specialises in children law, including adoption and care proceedings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Children Proceedings including acting for parents, grandparents, children and others in:
    • Adoption
    • Adoption breakdown
    • Advocacy
    • Care Proceedings
    • Complex Children Proceedings
    • Special Guardianship
  • International Children issues including:
    • Removal from jurisdiction
    • International child abduction
    • International adoption
    • International contact/residence disputes
    • Wardship
    • Inherent jurisdiction

Professional Information

  • Children Panel Accredited Specialist
  • Law Society Family Law Panel (Advanced) – Accredited Specialist in both Children Law Private and Advice in and Conduct of Ancillary Relief Proceedings
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist (Domestic Violence)
  • Member of Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association)
  • Member of Derby District Law Society Family Committee
  • Previously a partner at Smith Partnership

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