Meet the Vine Team!

You are welcome to get in touch with any of us for a chat about how we can help you.

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Melinda Smith

Partner
Legal operations & customer relationships

Melinda Smith is our co-founder, guide, leader, and all-round business guru.

Melinda’s aim in setting up Vine Law was to create a firm that truly listens to what its client want and which tailors the way services are delivered so that the experience for the client is as easy as possible.

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Kim Cross

Partner
Employment, HR & disputes


Kim is a co-founder of Vine Law. She is a solicitor who qualified initially in Australia and moved to the UK in 2009.

Kim started Vine Law with the ambition of creating a firm that puts access to the law, the client experience, and the well-being of its staff at its core.

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Cath Collins

Partner
Wills and Probate

Cath is a founding member of Vine and specialises in lifetime and estate planning. She is well known for her empathy and her open, friendly nature.

She is also flexible in how she works with clients, whether it is in the office or their home with a cup of tea (post-Covid anyway!) or virtually if they prefer.

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Laura Ball

Associate Solicitor
Commercial & Residential Property
Laura specialises in residential and commercial real estate transactions, acting for both corporate clients and for individuals.

Laura has a broad knowledge of all types of property transactions, including leases, development acquisitions and sales, option and overage agreements, rights of first refusal, multi-use buildings and general sales and purchases.
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Kieren Cross

Partner
Private Client
Kieren is a solicitor specialising in all areas of private client work.

He has over 20 years’ experience working in the law. Having qualified as a Legal Executive he took a further course of study and later qualified as a solicitor in 2013. He has a broad knowledge of Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration, Lifetime Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.