- 2016 - 2017: University of the West of England, BPTC, Very Competent
- 2013 - 2016: University of Bristol, LLB (Hons) Law, 2:1
Melissa joined 30 Park Place following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Christian J Howells (Civil and Public) and Catherine Heyworth (Family).
Melissa accepts instructions in all areas of Civil, Crime and Family, and regularly appears in the County, Family, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, as well as in the Immigration Tribunal. Prior to starting pupillage Melissa volunteered with the Citizens Advice Bureau in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area and with the Bristol Law Clinic. These opportunities provided her with valuable practical experience of advising clients on a wide range of legal issues, as well as assisting them with drafting documents and preparing for court proceedings.
Melissa grew up in Cardiff and was educated at Cardiff High School before reading Law at the University of Bristol. She remained in Bristol to complete the Bar Professional Training Course and then returned to Cardiff for pupillage.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys swimming and cycling.