Melissa is an Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths who qualified in 2017 and joined the MannBenham Family Team shortly thereafter. Melissa was Head Girl at St. Ninian’s High School, obtained her Undergraduate Masters of Law from the University of Central Lancashire and passed the Manx Bar Exams upon her return to the Island.

Melissa practices in all areas of family law work with a particular emphasis on family breakdown, financial settlement, cohabitation disputes and issues concerning children. Melissa regularly advises on issues concerning contact and residence, child maintenance and prohibited steps matters. She also undertakes care proceedings and guardianship work and regularly appears before the Isle of Man Courts.

In addition, Melissa can advise on a broad range of private client matters including Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Estates and is happy to undertake both private client and legally aided work.