Melissa Paz

Special Counsel | London

Client Services Contact Federica Spagnoletti


Melissa is special counsel in the employment team.

She advises individuals and organisations on all aspects of employment law. She has a wealth of experience dealing with complex litigation (on both sides), often involving discrimination, whistleblowing and post termination restrictions, as well as negotiating the settlement of such litigation. She frequently advises senior employees, board directors and LLP members on their exit strategies and severance arrangements.

Melissa has significant expertise advising family offices in all their forms, ranging from small entities administering a family's affairs to more complex, international family businesses.

A fluent Spanish speaker, Melissa has also forged close links with employment lawyers in Spain and Latin America and often works alongside them, especially in relation to cross-border negotiations and disputes.

Clients praise Melissa for the care and attention she gives their cases, her practical advice and her tenacity in negotiations. She has been described as a 'superstar'.

Melissa writes articles on employment law issues for the press, including Personnel Today and the Solicitors Journal and is a regular speaker at events and conferences for family offices, such as those organised by the Global Family Office Community.