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Melanie Christodoulou

Melanie Christodoulou

Solicitor

Melanie Christodoulou

Solicitor

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. She will complete her STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates in June 2019, the industry standard within the Private Client sector.

Before commencing her training contract in 2014 at Furley Page, Melanie worked in London as a Corporate M&A Professional Support Legal Assistant to Partners and Associates at an international law firm.  Prior to this, Melanie has gained legal experience both through employment and summer placements at seven other law firms ranging from high-street, regional and national firms.

Melanie is an avid University of Kent alumnus and assists the university yearly by providing: a talk to law students about the importance of commercial awareness, providing ‘mock’ style interviews and acting as a mentor for law students. Melanie has also won the Kent Student Law Society Honorary Member Award 2018.

Through Melanie’s community projects and cross-border work, Melanie has 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, administration of estates and trust creation and administration. Melanie specialises in intestacy cases and estates with a cross-border element.”

In her spare time, Melanie is an avid traveller and runner.  Melanie will be running in the London Marathon in 2019.

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Affiliate

  • 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 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. She will complete her STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates in June 2019, the industry standard within the Private Client sector.

Before commencing her training contract in 2014 at Furley Page, Melanie worked in London as a Corporate M&A Professional Support Legal Assistant to Partners and Associates at an international law firm.  Prior to this, Melanie has gained legal experience both through employment and summer placements at seven other law firms ranging from high-street, regional and national firms.

Melanie is an avid University of Kent alumnus and assists the university yearly by providing: a talk to law students about the importance of commercial awareness, providing ‘mock’ style interviews and acting as a mentor for law students. Melanie has also won the Kent Student Law Society Honorary Member Award 2018.

Through Melanie’s community projects and cross-border work, Melanie has 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, administration of estates and trust creation and administration. Melanie specialises in intestacy cases and estates with a cross-border element.”

In her spare time, Melanie is an avid traveller and runner.  Melanie will be running in the London Marathon in 2019.

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Affiliate

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 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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