Job Title: Senior Solicitor
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Departments: Family Solicitor / Collaborative Lawyer
Phone Number: 01932 858833
Secretary’s Name: Claire Collins
Specialist Area: Divorce, Financial & Children, Pre-Nuptual Agreements
Career History & Expertise: Melanie Bataillard-Samuel is a specialist family law solicitor. She graduated from Bath University in 2002, before completing the GDL and LPC at BBP Law School in London. She then trained and qualified as a lawyer in 2007 with a Legal 500 firm in Buckinghamshire before working in the City.
Melanie’s areas of expertise include a broad range of divorce and financial remedy cases and matters concerning financial provision for children and all aspects of financial provision arising out of the breakdown of marriage or of cohabitation, such as maintenance pending suit and “TLATA 1996” applications. She also advises on the drafting of pre- and post-nuptial agreements and separation agreements and deals with civil partnership dissolutions. She acts for parties in Children Act applications and has experience and understanding of international family law matters including leave to remove applications.
She has a Masters in Legal Translation. As well as being bilingual in French and English, she is also conversant in Italian.
Melanie specialises in family matters involving French nationals and English family law proceedings.
Melanie is a member of the Board of Trustees of Relate North Hampshire.
Hobbies & Interests:Interests: In her spare time Melanie enjoys travelling, sampling (a little too much) different cuisines, meeting new people, going to the theatre, reading a good crime novel and Formula One.