Law is Melanie’s second career, but over the last 18 years she has gained valuable experience working within the areas of construction, finance and domestic abuse. During her legal academic training she gained an insight into the various kinds of legal work, undertaking vacation placements at Eversheds LLP, Hewitts Solicitors, Trinity and New Park Court Chambers. In 2016 Melanie was successful in gaining a paralegal position with Gateshead Council legal department specialising in Court of Protection. The rest as they say is history. She was subsequently offered a training contract/paralegal position with BHP Law in November 2017 and has never looked back. Melanie’s work history has proven to be invaluable, not only in providing specialist sector knowledge, but giving her the confidence and determination to succeed in a very competitive profession.
Qualifications: Legal Practice Course, Post Graduate Diploma in Political and Legal Theory: Toleration, LLB (Law Degree) and Degree in Media and Communication
Year admitted as a solicitor: 2019
Professional memberships: Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and Law Society
Charitable/pro bono work: Melanie is a Volunteer for the Prince’s Trust, mentoring young people in business, law and finance
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