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 and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Melvyna has advised in several discrimination 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 assisted in the negotiation and drafting of a transfer agreement for a national arts organisation, and a large medical charity. She has also 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.
Melvyna was a founding member of her former law firm’s Race and Ethnicity Network and is presently Chair of Streatham Drop In Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
In her leisure time Melvyna enjoys dining, going to museums, netball and creative writing.