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Melinda Giles

Managing Partner

As Head of Non-Contentious Matters, Melinda deals with all aspects of wills, trusts and probate, and has a background in property. She specialises in advising the vulnerable and their families in Court of Protection and capacity work including financial abuse, care home advice and end of life planning.

Her paper on financial abuse achieved a distinction in her LLM for Mental Health Law, and her role as a Panel Deputy for the Court of Protection and an accredited Mental Health Tribunal solicitor provides an extra depth of knowledge. Melinda is particularly experienced in providing holistic, focused advice to families in complex situations.

Melinda is an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a Member of the Wills & Equity Policy Committee at the Law Society, a Committee Member at the Private Client Section and is the Council member for Private Client solicitors. She sits on the Board at the Law Society.

Melinda is a Mencap and Alzheimer’s Association recommended solicitor for will writing, and frequently lectures on her subject as well as contributing to radio and tv.

Melinda is a Director Giles Wilson Law Ltd and currently Managing Partner.

Latest insights from Melinda

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When communicating with someone new, it is always a good idea to make sure you are using inclusive language. Terms such as they/them to avoid an incorrect assumption being made. Pronouns are not a suggestion; they are fundamental and vital to someone’s identity and should be respected.

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I think it is important to have that conversation; after all, if you love each other and want to set up home together and spend your life together, isn’t it important to know how each other would be looked after if disaster struck? Would you buy a property that you love without having a survey? Or insuring it? Best to know where you stand?

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Fully regulated to give you assurance with every step

When to report a solicitor to the SRA

If you have complained to your solicitor about breaching the SRA Code of Conduct and are not satisfied with their response, you can report them to the SRA. Examples of a breach include:

  • Dishonesty
  • Fraud
  • Discrimination

When to contact the Legal Ombudsman

If you have complained to your solicitor about poor service and you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman who deal with poor service, such as:

  • Delayed or unclear communication
  • Problems with your bill
  • Loss of documents