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AFRICA HOUSE, 70 KINGSWAY, LONDON, WC2B 6AH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3321 7000
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Fax 020 7404 5982
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Mishcon de Reya LLP, Melissa Lesson, London, ENGLAND

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Melissa Lesson

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Family.

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

French

Education

University College London, LLB Law with French Law Diplôme d’Etudes Juridiques from Université de Paris II : Panthéon-Assas


London: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Mishcon de Reya LLP  is one of the ‘most effective firms for high-profile financial remedy litigation and in all areas of private family work’. The ‘exceptional’ Sandra Davis is ‘extremely personable, astute and unflappable. She is determined and brings a great deal of experience and skill to her cases’. Barbara Reeves and legal director Miles Geffin  are ‘hugely experienced solicitors with highly tuned client-care skills’. Melissa Lesson  is ‘wonderfully calm and urbane, with an efficient and unflappable manner’. Legal director Claire Yorke  is ‘resilient, exceptionally diligent and solution-driven’. Managing associate Emma Willing has the ‘case facts at her fingers and can immediately see the right solution’. The practice frequently acts in ultra-high-net-worth cases with an international element involving complex tax and trust issues as well as substantial business assets and partnerships.

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