Melissa Doherty

Melissa Doherty

Trainee Solicitor

Career History

I graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Birmingham and went on to pass my Legal Practice Course and Masters with distinction. I joined Neves in September 2018 to begin my Training Contract and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far.

Recent Cases

I completed my first seat within the Private Client department where I gained experience in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. My second seat was in the Residential and Commercial Conveyancing department. I was given exposure to all types of conveyancing transactions and was given the opportunity to take responsibility of the running of files under supervision, which was great for my experience and confidence.

I am now in the third seat of my training contract. I am now in the Family department and thoroughly enjoying it. My supervisor has actively involved and encouraged me to understand and get to grips with the many complex ongoing cases we have. This has really aided my development as a trainee and has been great for my experience. I really enjoy the personal aspect of family law and being able to assist individuals in matters that are the upmost importance to them. I look forward to learning and continuing in this seat

What makes me human

I love to go out and socialise with my friends and family but I also love to stay at home, read and online shop!

Latest posts

What is a Stalking Protection Order?

Stalking was made a specific criminal offence in England and Wales in 2012. However from 20th January 2020, police will be able to apply to magistrates for a “Stalking Protection Order (SPO)” and courts will also…