Mel White

Consultant Solicitor and Mediator

Mel White qualified as a civil and commercial mediator in 2017, having trained with The London School of Mediation. Mel is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator. As a mediator for Anglia Care Trust , Mel conducts special educational needs mediations between families and their local authority. Mel is also part of the mediation team at Catch 22 offering community mediation services.

After qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, Mel specialised in family law. Primarily representing and negotiating financial settlements for clients on their divorce; becoming a Resolution accredited Collaborative Family Lawyer in 2009. Before joining Clapham & Collinge Mel worked within the Higher Education sector and then as an adviser to parents of children with special educational needs, particularly around Education, Health and Care Plans.

Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Business from the University of Edinburgh, Mel was sponsored through Nottingham Law School by international law firm Eversheds. Setting off on a round the world trip after qualification she subsequently decided to return to her Norfolk roots to practice law. Mel specialised in Family Law for many years before a change of career, establishing both the Law and Business Studies A level courses at a new Sixth Form College.

Mel is married with two children. She enjoys travelling, theatre, keeping fit and walks with the family's three dogs.

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