Melanie Christodoulou

Senior Associate

Excellent service from Mel – clear and concise advice and very responsive. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Clients of Melanie Christodoulou - Mr & Mrs C, Croydon, London

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Melanie Christodoulou is a Senior Associate in the Private Client Team based in the Canterbury office.

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.

She has also gone onto complete the STEP Advanced Certificate in Cross-border Estates, gaining a Distinction in 2021 which also resulted in her being awarded the STEP Excellence Awards for the highest-scoring student globally in this qualification. Melanie specialises in estate planning and administration with a cross-border element, with a specific focus on France.

Melanie is also recognized and recommended in the Legal 500 for her expertise on personal tax, trusts and probate work.

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. She was also a winner of the Kent Law Society Covid Heroes Award 2021 for her community work with the elderly during the pandemic.




  • 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

Testimonials for Melanie

Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mrs Wilson, Canterbury - November 2023
Melanie provided a combination of expert legal advice, timely updating and sensitive handling of a complex case. We felt we were in safe hands at all times.
Clients of Melanie Christodoulou – Mr & Mrs C, Croydon, London - October 2023
Excellent service from Mel – clear and concise advice and very responsive. Would not hesitate to recommend.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Ms R of Margate - October 2023
Melanie Christodoulou was very helpful in guiding me and my fellow executor through the probate process. Made herself available for any issues moving forward – explanations were simple to understand which made the process easier for us.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mrs Auger of Hythe - January 2023
Very prompt responses to emails and phone calls. Clear explanations of a complex process that was emotionally challenging and occasionally difficult to follow. Clear advice given when we needed to make decisions within this process. Professional courtesy but always within a relaxed and supportive environment. Remote meetings due to lockdown worked well and humanised the formality of what we were doing.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mr Powell, Hythe
Polite, professional and courteous. Very speedy turnaround which was needed in my case.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – M Dexter, East Sussex
The advice was clear. The communication was clear and detailed. There was understanding that my father was elderly and grieving during conservations. Support staff were also helpful.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mrs G, Lincolnshire
... difficult task that was sympathetically simplified, step by step. Your services were: friendly, easily understandable step-by-step through to conclusion. Thank you.
The Legal 500 2022 – Melanie Christodoulou
Melanie Christodoulou kept me fully informed about how the process of probate worked and its likely timescale. I felt involved without in any way feeling overwhelmed.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou G Clemas, Canterbury
Melanie Christodoulou previously provided a friendly and efficient service. ...happy to answer my queries, even if needing to answer questions I had already asked. ....responses were never delayed.
The Legal 500 2021 – Melanie Christodoulou
Melanie Christodoulou has impressed me with her organisation skills, providing advice efficiently and ensuring that she does what she says when she says she will. Communication is key when dealing with clients and it is refreshing to deal with someone like this who is consistently upfront.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mrs Shere, West Sussex
Very happy with all the advice and service from Melanie – it was painless!
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mrs Sproul, Canterbury
Everything was clearly explained. Meeting over the iPad was easy. Melanie was friendly, gave excellent advice.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mr S Hovery
Melanie is extremely professional, always clear and very thorough, throughout this whole process. She is an absolute expert in this field and I would have no hesitation in contacting her again and Furley Page for any future legal services; she is very competent.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou – Mr B & Ms S, Whitstable
Furley Page provides a friendly and professional service. Melanie kept us up to date throughout the process and patiently answered all our questions. We were impressed with the way the process was handled considering the constraints of the Covid-19 lockdown and, in particular, the way the document signing process was conducted. We would happily recommend Furley Page.
The Legal 500 2020 : Melanie Christodoulou
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.
Client of Melanie Christodoulou & Heather Dunlop – Ms Penwarden
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 – Mr & Mrs S, Margate
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.

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