Victoria Melling

Director & Solicitor at VM Family Law
Brief info

Specialising solely in family law since 2001.

I have specialised solely in family law since I qualified as a solicitor in March 2001. I joined Stephensons in 1998 where I worked my way up from clerk to trainee solicitor to assistant solicitor to associate to partner in 2011 before leaving on 22 September 2017 to join KBL where I spent the next 3 years heading up and improving their family department.

I am able to provide first class legal advice that is specifically tailored to individual circumstances as I recognise that each case is different and each client has a different set of priorities. I am able to advise on all aspects of family law including divorce, judicial separation, dissolution of civil partnerships, financial settlements, prenuptial agreements, injunctions, occupation orders, matrimonial transfers of property, children disputes including residence, contact, parental responsibility and child abduction.

I have been accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer with particular specialisms in advanced financial provision and domestic abuse. I am, therefore, “a safe pair of hands” to deal with complex financial disputes whether they involve a business, a trust or pensions, or a combination of all of these.

I am very proactive as I recognise that family problems are very stressful and clients want a solicitor who is accessible to them and who is always working to achieve a client focussed outcome, whilst keeping an eye on the legal costs involved. With this in mind here at VM Family Law we can offer fixed fees in certain circumstances and are always transparent on our costs and provide regular updates usually once a month to clients who are being charged on a time spent basis.

I try and resolve cases as quickly and as effectively as possible without having to issue Court proceedings but without ever compromising on the outcome. However when Court Orders are required then I do not shy away from litigation and instead conduct many, if not all of the Court Hearings myself frequently against barristers.

Victoria Melling is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

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What Clients and Professionals say about Victoria:

“Victoria is a solicitor with a great deal of experience in both family money and children cases.  She has a calm and measured approach, which instils confidence and is attractive to any Court.  She handles exceptionally complex cases with great care and skill.”

Victoria has been described in the Legal 500 as calm and “confident when helping high net worth clients reach complex financial settlements in matrimonial proceeding Other comments from the Legal 500 include:

“Victoria Melling revels in the challenge of working with her clients to get the best, cost effective outcome for them. Her clients value her advice and expertise”

“Victoria Melling always has a very professional, determined but fair approach – she clearly stands up for her clients.”

Our goal is to help our clients solve their family legal matters as smoothly as possible.

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VM Family Law is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

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