Melissa Doherty


Family & Relationship Team




Melissa has trained in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce proceedings, subsequent financial settlements, matters relating to children’s residence and contact with one or either parent, relocation proceedings and variation of financial orders.

She has also advised on:

  • Injunctions to prevent domestic violence
  • Preparation of cohabitation agreements.

Melissa aspires to keep matters as amicable and collaborative as possible. However, Melissa is equally as familiar with litigation matters within the courts process where necessary.

Melissa also increasingly uses alternative dispute resolution processes such as arbitration to settle matters.

She has acted for a variety of clients, including high net worth individuals, and is able to assist clients with complex issues. Melissa’s approach to acting for clients is to strike the important balance of sensitivity and pragmatism with an outcome focused approach.

She makes it a priority to always thoroughly listen to clients, their views, desired outcomes, whilst managing their expecations appropriately.

Professional Qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Recent Work

  • Settling financial remedy proceedings via arbitration.
  • Acting for the husband in the variation of his historic financial settlement in his from his wife.
  • Acting for father in defending an application to change his daughter’s surname.