Melvyna qualified as a solicitor in September 2019 joining BDBF upon qualification.
Having trained at a leading employment law firm, Melvyna has assisted with employment litigation for senior executives in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal.
Melvyna has advised in several discrimination and whistleblowing claims and has also been involved in acting for multiple claimants in the high profile workers rights claim against UBER.
She has specialist sectoral experience in charities and social enterprises, having been seconded to a major national charity, assisted in the negotiation and drafting of a transfer agreement for a national arts organisation, and a large medical charity. Melvyna has also sat as Chair trustee of a local grass roots charity.
She has acted for organisations involved in investigations, and complex company disputes requiring preservation of assets and freezing injunctions. Her background in these areas helps her to take a commercial view in employment disputes.
Melvyna has drafted employment and service contracts, workplace polices and handbooks and also delivers updates and training.
She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and a volunteer adviser at Lawyers in the Soup Kitchen.
In her leisure time Melvyna enjoys cooking, dining out with friends, music, theatre and starting, but never seeming to finish political history books.