Melissa Lesson

What can I help you with?

I have 25 years' experience, specialising in separation and divorce, including complex international, multi-jurisdictional cases involving significant assets. These often include private children matters associated with residence and contact arrangements. I am a dual French and English national, speaking French and Italian. Many of my cases have a francophone angle and I regularly work with lawyers in France and Italy.

Example(s) of some recent work

  • Negotiating and executing a complex Pre-Nuptial Agreement over the course of two years, working alongside lawyers in Hong Kong.
  • Representing an Italian national in a cross-border, highly contested divorce with significant assets, working alongside lawyers in Milan.
  • Representing a French national with assets worldwide, requiring advice to be taken in various jurisdictions from the Middle East to the United States.
  • Representing a client in divorce proceedings resulting in the division and sharing of multiple corporate interests worldwide, requiring ongoing corporate advice and forensic accountants.

What others say about me?

"Melissa is a wonderful solicitor; trilingual, sophisticated, internationally savvy with a calm manner and an eye for a great deal" Legal 500

"I have many people to thank, not least my lawyer, Melissa Lesson" William Cash


What else should you know?

I am 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.

I am ranked as 'Top Recommended' in Spear's 500 2023.

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