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Northridge Law LLP
90 Bartholomew Close

Work Department

Betting and Gaming


Melanie is an experienced gambling regulatory lawyer, advising on all aspects of gambling law including licence applications, compliance, advertising, licence reviews and changes of control. She has acted for a wide range of gambling operators including major online and land-based bookmakers and casinos, B2B game and software suppliers and start-ups. She also frequently advises operators of raffles, prize competitions, free draws and social gaming products.

Melanie’s recent highlights include advising Evolution Gaming on a restructuring of its UK gambling licences, advising on the regulatory aspects of the sale of Intouch Games and assisting a gambling operator through the Gambling Commission’s “Special Measures” process, resulting in a decision not to pursue a licence review.

Melanie has a particular interest in the use of new technology for gambling products and novel product ideas. She is a regular contributor to industry publications such as iGaming Business, EGR and Casino & Gaming International and writes a monthly column for Casino International.


2019 – Present: Partner, Northridge Law LLP
2008 – 2019: Assistant Solicitor / Senior Associate, Harris Hagan




University of Oxford, St Hilda’s College – MA Jurisprudence (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting

(Next Generation Partners)

Melanie EllisNorthridge Law LLP

Northridge Law LLP‘s team has notable expertise in advising leading businesses in the gaming and betting sector, including major sports betting providers. Practice head Melanie Ellis  offers ‘brilliant’ regulatory, compliance, and licensing advice, including instruction on advertising and anti-money laundering procedures. With experience covering governance, corporate investments and M&A, Jon Walters handles commercial work for high-profile clients such as supporting Betway with its growing global sponsorship programme. Associate Tom Edmonds acts for leading B2C gambling companies, B2B games suppliers, and sports/betting integrity providers, while newly promoted partner Jamie Feldman has a particular focus on contentious and non-contentious employment issues in the sector.