Melanie Cook

Melanie Cook

Chartered Legal Executive & STEP Affiliate

Melanie is a lawyer in our Private Client department based in our Eastbourne office.  Melanie assists clients with preparing their Wills, Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate and estate administration. 


Melanie obtained an LLB (Honours) degree from the University of Hertfordshire in 2005.  After university she worked in social care until 2014 when she worked as a Legal Secretary/pa for a Legal 500 Court of Protection team based in Kent.  She undertook and completed her CILEx Level 6 Fast-track Diploma in 2016, studying conveyancing, probate practice and client care skills.   In 2018 she moved firms and worked as a Paralegal in another Legal 500 private client department dealing with some high-net-worth clients.  Whilst working as a paralegal, she completed her CILEx qualifying work-based learning, qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in March 2022.  In February 2023 she became a CILEx Lawyer. Melanie is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). 


Melanie enjoys long walks, spending time with her young son and her family.  She has recently taken up knitting in her spare time.

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