Melissa Lesson

Melissa Lesson


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What can Melissa do for you?

Melissa is a barrister and partner in the London Family department. She is a dual French and English national, and speaks both French and Italian. Her client base is very international, with a particular francophone angle and she often works with lawyers in France and Italy on cases with assets in multiple jurisdictions. She specialises in all financial aspects of separation and divorce, and the consequences that follow, such as child arrangements. She also works on wealth preservation and international pre-nuptial agreements.

Supporting your ambitions

Melissa is calm and empathetic. She is firm and clear in her advice, and will try to ensure in so far as she is able, that cases are resolved sensibly, collaboratively and cost effectively, so that parties remain able to communicate in the future for the sake of their children.

What do others say?

"Melissa Lesson is a classy solicitor. Trilingual, sophisticated, with an experienced and astute approach to financial cases. Gives great advice and exudes, and generates confidence in her clients." LEGAL 500, 2023

"Melissa Lesson is a wonderful solicitor: tri-lingual, sophisticated, internationally savvy with a calm manner and an eye for a great deal". LEGAL 500, 2022

"I have many people to thank, not least my lawyer, Melissa Lesson" WILLIAM CASH, JOURNALIST, WRITER AND FOUNDER OF SPEAR'S


Melissa is ranked Top Recommended in Spear's 500 2024.

What else should you know?

Melissa is a Trustee of the Soke Foundation which funds initiatives aimed at caring for the mental health of the vulnerable, and those unable to seek help due to financial or other circumstances beyond their control.

Melissa is a Fellow of the IAFL (International Academy of Family Lawyers).

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