Melissa Merry is a Consultant in our Wills and Probate department, with over 30 years of exeperience in private client work. Melissa is based at our Nottingham City Centre offices.
Inheritance Tax Planning
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Trust Formation and Administration
Melissa studied law at the University of Warwick, before going on to complete the academic part of solicitors’ training at the College of Law in Chester. She qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and for the entirety of her professional working life has specialised in private client work.
After qualification, Melissa worked for firms in Derbyshire and Staffordshire and built up a strong client base in the East Midlands. Whilst working for a local firm, Melissa contributed as a consultant with London firm Stitt & Co., where she was made partner in 2009. During this time Melissa, worked for part of the week in London and part of the week from her home in Derbyshire. This arrangement enabled her to retain her East Midlands links and client base whilst developing new work in London. Melissa stayed on as a partner when Stitt & Co. merged with Wedlake Bell. Whilst Melissa retains many of her clients and professional contacts in the city of London, she decided to return to work in the East Midlands and took up a consultancy role with Rotheras in April 2020.
Melissa’s work comes solely from recommendations by existing clients and professional contacts. She has a caseload comprising inheritance tax planning, will drafting, powers of attorney and probate work, but her particular sphere of interest is trust formation and administration.
Melissa is a fully accredited member of STEP.
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Posted on 11/05/2022
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Posted on 04/05/2022