Melanie Arens

Melanie Arens

Trainee Solicitor

Phone: 01243 769001

Melanie joined Edward Cooke Family Law as a Trainee Solicitor in April 2022. Melanie started her training with a regional commercial firm before moving to Edward Cooke Family Law to develop her career as a family law specialist.

Career History

Melanie completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford, where she qualified with a distinction and was awarded the Surrey Resolution Award for her grade in family law and performance on the course overall.  

Areas of Work

As part of her training, Melanie will offer administrative and technical support to all solicitors across all areas of casework in both the Chichester and Brighton offices.

Professional Background

Melanie completed her undergraduate Batchelor of Laws at Southampton University in 2004, and her Master of Laws in Human Rights at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2009. 

Melanie joined Edward Cooke Family Law with a wealth of experience gained from practitioner and management positions within local authority youth and children services departments, as well as international work experience with rights-based non-profit organisations. 

Outside of Work

Melanie enjoys spending her time outside of work with her young family, listening to live music and exploring the West Sussex countryside. 

Make an Appointment

We offer meetings (subject to our Covid procedures) at our offices or, if you prefer, appointments by video conferencing including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other platforms. We have been undertaking online client appointments, remote court hearings, online mediation, conferences and settlement meetings throughout the pandemic and are very familiar with using a wide range of online platforms.

To make an initial appointment please complete the online submission form in the box below, or if you would rather speak to a member of
our team directly please call 01243 769001.