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Company

Mishcon de Reya

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Children law

Cross-border litigation

Divorces

Legal - Trusts

Family offices

High-value cases

International child relocation

International relocation

Private office

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Client types

Entrepreneurs

Expats

High-profile clients

HNW

Geographical focus

United Kingdom

France

Italy

United States

Russia

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Melissa Lesson

Description

Spear's Review

‘People don’t seem to have the same appetite for litigation. Far more people are trying to do a deal early on,’ explains Melissa Lesson, a partner in the family department at Mishcon de Reya. Lesson specialises in separation, divorce, trusts and jurisdictional disputes, including complex multi-jurisdictional cases and significant assets, which can often include private children matters such as residence and contact, prohibited steps and specific issues.

Lesson heads up the firm’s Anglo-French group, with a team dedicated to francophone clients. Many of her clients have been high profile figures, and – as a dual French and English national and a bilingual speaker herself – she regularly works on cases with lawyers in Paris and on multiple international prenuptial agreements.

Adviser Profile

Melissa is a barrister and Partner in the Family department and heads up the Anglo-French Family Law team. She is a dual French and English national and is multilingual, speaking French and Italian. Many of her cases have a Francophone angle. Melissa 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, and she regularly works on cases with lawyers in Paris and on international prenuptial agreements.

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

70 Kingsway, Africa House, London, WC2B 6AH, United Kingdom

Email

melissa.lesson@mishcon.com

Phone

+44 20 3321 7013

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