Melanie Hartley – Cleckheaton

I am a Solicitor with over 10 years of experience working in Family Law. Having previously been a Partner and Head of Department at an award-winning firm, I am now dedicated and committed to providing a bespoke and flexible service to my clients as a Senior Consultant. I am known for my down to earth, creative and personable approach.
I have been recommended in the Legal 500 each year since 2016 and have been particularly noted as being “extremely talented” and for my ability to “negotiate strong settlements”.
My specialisms including all aspects of children arrangements, financial remedy and Pre and Post Nuptial Arrangements. My expertise includes negotiation, representation in Court and providing advice and representation within the Arbitration process and hybrid mediation sessions. I also have extensive experience of dealing with Domestic and Financial Abuse cases including advising and representation in Court and sign posting to various domestic abuse services.
I am a firm believer in the principles of Resolution and sit on the West and North Yorkshire Resolution Committee. My work on the Committee encourages and assists other family solicitors in our region to deal with Family Law in a constructive and non-confrontational way.
Outside of work, I love running, going to the gym and generally being outdoors in the fresh air with my young daughter, husband-to-be and our French Bulldog!

Contact Melanie on 0113 4830051

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What our clients say about Melanie

We first met Melanie professionally when our family law legal practice was taken over by a larger, National firm where Melanie had trained as a Solicitor. She immediately impressed us as a very clever and committed lawyer who is approachable and sensitive but can be tenacious when needed. I particularly recall that within a couple of days, Melanie returned from a court case where she had challenged an unfair decision for her client. She turned the outcome around in front of an experienced Judge and was not intimidated. It was clear from the start that Melanie had star quality. As former business owners, we have every confidence that Melanie will continue to serve her clients with the enthusiasm and pragmatism which have become her trademark.  We wish her every success. This recommendation was not canvassed by Melanie, but was prompted by our confidence in her knowledge, skills and ability.