Meet Our Care Team: Family Law Solicitor Melissa Knight

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Meet Timms Family Care Solicitor Melissa Knight…

How Can I Help?

I am a Care Solicitor within the Family Department based at our Burton office.

I represent parents and family members at a pre-proceedings level and through to court proceedings when Social Services are involved due to safeguarding concerns. I also act for families when a Special Guardianship Order is being sought or whereby a parent wishes to discharge a Care or Supervision order.

I possess a can-do attitude and strive to achieve the best outcome for my clients during a very difficult chapter in their lives. I am very approachable and pride myself on being able to provide sound advice and assist clients by explaining complex legal processes in an easy way for them to understand.

My Experience

I went to Staffordshire University whereby I completed a Law with Sociology Degree, the Legal Practice Course and a Masters in Legal Practice. I then secured a training contract within a Local Authority legal department in 2014 and qualified as a solicitor in 2016.

Since qualification, I have worked as a Child Protection Solicitor and knew from an early stage that this is the area of law in which I wanted to pursue a career, especially as this role includes a lot of time undertaking advocacy in Court.

How Long Have I Been Part Of The Team?

I have been at Timms since May 2021. However, I feel that I have been part of the team for years. We are a close-knit group of colleagues and Timms is a very supportive place to work.

It also provides for lots of networking and marketing opportunities. For example, I recently attended Derbyshire Business Awards 2020 as Timms was a finalist in the Professional Services category.

Fun Fact About Me

I have somehow established that I can hum and whistle at the same time.

To get in touch or find out more about how we can help, please call us on freephone 0800 011 6666. Alternatively, visit our website here.

Melissa Knight

November 2021

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