Melanie Winship-Lee



Melanie graduated from Northumbria University in 2002, joining Hewitts and qualifying as a solicitor in 2005. After a career break, Melanie re-joined the firm, and became a Partner in 2018. She is responsible for the supervision of the private family law team.

Melanie is primarily based at our Newton Aycliffe office. She advises and represents clients in Divorce, Civil partnerships, Financial matters and Private Children Law.

She also assists in negotiating financial matters following relationship breakdowns including drafting separation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements. In addition, Melanie advises in complex matters involving extensive assets and has helped clients achieve financial settlements ranging from straightforward property transfers and pension sharing orders to multi-million pound settlements.

In February 2020 Melanie achieved Resolution Accreditation, specialising in Complex Financial Remedies and Private Children Law. Resolution is a national organisation of family solicitors committed to a non-confrontational approach to family law.

Melanie has a calm, pragmatic and empathetic approach when dealing with family law matters.

Located at
Newton Aycliffe
Areas of Practice
Family law and Divorce

Contact Info

Phone : 01325 316170
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