Melody is a litigator experienced in advising clients in a broad range of situations, particularly those involving trusts, estates and private wealth disputes. Clients appreciate Melody’s focus on achieving a resolution to disputes adapted to their individual circumstances and needs.
Melody approaches all matters with a focus on understanding a client’s key goals and works thoughtfully to find a pragmatic solution based on each client’s individual circumstances.
Her focus is disputes concerning private individuals, particularly trust and estate disputes. She has experience of advising on all stages of litigation from Pre-Action to appeal. Her matters often include multi-jurisdictional elements and she enjoys collaborating with offshore counsel to research and understand the nuances of the legal systems involved. Melody is also often asked by trustees to assist in less contentious circumstances and is experienced in making applications under the Public Trustee v Cooper jurisdiction.
Melody also helps clients plan for a time where they, or loved ones, may lose the capacity to make decisions for themselves, resolving disputes when mental capacity is in question and acting for clients in the Court of Protection to determine disputes concerning the care and financial arrangements of those lacking mental capacity. In these circumstances, her focus on the pragmatic and tailored resolution of disputes is particularly valued.
Melody trained at a corporate law firm in London, qualifying into their litigation department in 2015, and joined Farrer & Co in April 2020.