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Melissa Ellis

Legal Director
T: 020 7465 4375

Melissa is a Legal  Director in the Private Client department. She advises on a range of tax, trust, estate and succession planning issues for UK and international individuals, families and trustees.

Melissa also advises on domicile and residence issues and the application of the Statutory Residence Rules.


Melissa read Russian and French at the University of Edinburgh.

Qualified October 2012, joined Payne Hicks Beach July 2015, promoted to senior associate 2019.

Melissa won a Silver Award for the “Lawyer of the Year – Associate” category at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2019.  The awards highlight the emerging future leaders in the wealth management sector.