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Melanie Christodoulou

Melanie Christodoulou

Associate

Melanie Christodoulou

Associate

Melanie Christodoulou
Locations Canterbury
Tel 01227 763939
Email mlc@furleypage.co.uk
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  • Will drafting and Inheritance Tax planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trust creation and administration
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Re-seal of Grant of Probate
  • Intestacy
  • Estates with a cross-border element

Melanie studied Law at the University of Kent, Canterbury and graduated with a First Class Honours in 2012. She then completed her LPC at the University of Law, London, obtaining a Distinction.

In August 2019 she was awarded a Merit in the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates for England & Wales, which is internationally recognized for inheritance and succession planning.

Melanie is also recognized and recommended in the Legal 500 for the South East Private Client – Personal tax, trusts and probate.
Melanie is an avid University of Kent alumnus and has won the Kent Student Law Society Honorary Member Award 2018.

Through Melanie’s community projects and cross-border work, she has also won the Kent Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2017 and the Kent & East Sussex Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society, Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2017.

Melanie is based at our Canterbury office where she deals with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Will drafting and succession planning, administration of estates and trust creation and administration. Melanie specializes in intestacy cases and estates with a cross-border element.

  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

  • Member of STEP Cross-Border Estates Global Special Interest Group

  • Member of Kent Law Society

  • Canterbury Young Professionals - Organiser

  • Active Alumna for the University of Kent

  • Melanie is fluent in speaking Greek

Melanie Christodoulou is a young lawyer who shows...

Melanie Christodoulou is a young lawyer who shows outstanding promise. She is thorough, efficient and reliable. She takes the time to explain everything clearly. She is very approachable and a pleasure to deal with. The Legal 500 2020 : Melanie Christodoulou

Melanie is always a pleasure to work with. ...

Melanie is always a pleasure to work with.  She is very professional and friendly and we have always felt like valued clients.  She has explained everything thoroughly and will recommend her services to friends and family. Client of Melanie Christodoulou - Mr & Mrs S, Margate

Melanie was extremely helpful and responded very quickly...

Melanie was extremely helpful and responded very quickly to all questions, requests for appointment etc.  Solicitor Heather Dunlop was extremely courteous and friendly.  A personal service throughout. Client of Melanie Christodoulou & Heather Dunlop - Ms Penwarden

Melanie was very patient when explaining legal concepts...

Melanie was very patient when explaining legal concepts to us.  Made us both feel very comfortable when reviewing/signing our Wills.  We were very well informed at every stage of the process of drafting our Wills. Client of Melanie Christodoulou - Mr & Mrs B

The service I received was excellent in every...

The service I received was excellent in every way.  All explanations were clear and thorough.  The service was extremely professional, conscientious and of the highest standard.  In addition, those I dealt with were approachable, friendly and polite. Client of Melanie Christodoulou, Ms S of Ashford

Melanie Christodoulou was very professional, courteous and understanding...

Melanie Christodoulou was very professional, courteous and understanding in dealing with the estate of my late mother. Client of Melanie Christodoulou, Mrs P of New Romney

I appreciated the friendly nature of Melanie Christodoulou...

I appreciated the friendly nature of Melanie Christodoulou and Florence Richards, and their efficiency in the conduct of our discussions.  It was particularly reassuring to have Florence’s knowledge concerning French law. Client of Florence Richards & Melanie Christodoulou, Mr G of Pas-de-Calais, France

Areas of Specialism

  • Will drafting and Inheritance Tax planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trust creation and administration
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Re-seal of Grant of Probate
  • Intestacy
  • Estates with a cross-border element

Career

Melanie studied Law at the University of Kent, Canterbury and graduated with a First Class Honours in 2012. She then completed her LPC at the University of Law, London, obtaining a Distinction.

In August 2019 she was awarded a Merit in the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates for England & Wales, which is internationally recognized for inheritance and succession planning.

Melanie is also recognized and recommended in the Legal 500 for the South East Private Client – Personal tax, trusts and probate.
Melanie is an avid University of Kent alumnus and has won the Kent Student Law Society Honorary Member Award 2018.

Through Melanie’s community projects and cross-border work, she has also won the Kent Law Society Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2017 and the Kent & East Sussex Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society, Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2017.

Melanie is based at our Canterbury office where she deals with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Will drafting and succession planning, administration of estates and trust creation and administration. Melanie specializes in intestacy cases and estates with a cross-border element.

Memberships

Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Member of STEP Cross-Border Estates Global Special Interest Group

Member of Kent Law Society

Canterbury Young Professionals - Organiser

Active Alumna for the University of Kent

Languages

  • Melanie is fluent in speaking Greek

Testimonials

Melanie Christodoulou is a young lawyer who shows...

Melanie Christodoulou is a young lawyer who shows outstanding promise. She is thorough, efficient and reliable. She takes the time to explain everything clearly. She is very approachable and a pleasure to deal with. The Legal 500 2020 : Melanie Christodoulou

Melanie is always a pleasure to work with. ...

Melanie is always a pleasure to work with.  She is very professional and friendly and we have always felt like valued clients.  She has explained everything thoroughly and will recommend her services to friends and family. Client of Melanie Christodoulou - Mr & Mrs S, Margate

Melanie was extremely helpful and responded very quickly...

Melanie was extremely helpful and responded very quickly to all questions, requests for appointment etc.  Solicitor Heather Dunlop was extremely courteous and friendly.  A personal service throughout. Client of Melanie Christodoulou & Heather Dunlop - Ms Penwarden

Melanie was very patient when explaining legal concepts...

Melanie was very patient when explaining legal concepts to us.  Made us both feel very comfortable when reviewing/signing our Wills.  We were very well informed at every stage of the process of drafting our Wills. Client of Melanie Christodoulou - Mr & Mrs B

The service I received was excellent in every...

The service I received was excellent in every way.  All explanations were clear and thorough.  The service was extremely professional, conscientious and of the highest standard.  In addition, those I dealt with were approachable, friendly and polite. Client of Melanie Christodoulou, Ms S of Ashford

Melanie Christodoulou was very professional, courteous and understanding...

Melanie Christodoulou was very professional, courteous and understanding in dealing with the estate of my late mother. Client of Melanie Christodoulou, Mrs P of New Romney

I appreciated the friendly nature of Melanie Christodoulou...

I appreciated the friendly nature of Melanie Christodoulou and Florence Richards, and their efficiency in the conduct of our discussions.  It was particularly reassuring to have Florence’s knowledge concerning French law. Client of Florence Richards & Melanie Christodoulou, Mr G of Pas-de-Calais, France

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