Meet Melinda Smith

Co-founder - Legal Operations & Customer Relations Partner

 

Melinda Smith

About Melinda

Melinda Smith is our co-founder, guide, leader, and business manager.

Melinda’s aim in setting up Vine Law was to create a firm that truly listens to what its client wants and which tailors the way services are delivered so that the experience for the client is as easy as possible. That might involve utilising all the modern tech going, or providing a more traditional service.

Melinda was previously Managing Partner of a large regional firm. During that time, she found a passion for empowering people to feel confident in putting forward new ideas, seeking out opportunities for growth, and developing new ways of working. She also takes a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing at work, flexible working, and ensuring we maintain a healthy work-life balance. A happy team after all means happy clients!

Melinda drives energy from within. She leads our firm and gives us all the support and guidance we need, ensuring our lawyers can focus on getting work done for our clients. 

Prior to moving into law firm management, Melinda’s background was in commercial and family law. She continues to advise clients in relation to pre-and post-nuptial agreements, and cohabitation agreements and property matters.

Legal background

Melinda started her legal career in 1993 as an assistant to a partner in a local firm of solicitors, later studying to become a Legal Executive, qualifying in 2000 and qualified as a solicitor in 2006.

Life outside the law

Dealing with a rugby obsessed family and teenage angst with her twins leaves little time for other activities but she does have an impressive array of materials and craft supplies (collected, not hoarded...) that she might one day actually use for some amazing projects. Maybe.

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Melinda's Legal Expertise

Legal firm management
Client & professional relationships
Pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements
Cohabitation Agreements
Company Law matters
Property matters

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Our purpose is to offer more choice, more certainty, and an effortless client experience. You are welcome to get in touch with us for a chat about how we can help you.

Get in touch with us

Our purpose is to offer more choice, more certainty, and an effortless client experience. You are welcome to get in touch with us for a chat about how we can help you.
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Based on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border, Vine Law is a modern law firm. We believe that the law is a tool that everyone should be able to access and use to protect themselves, their families, and their businesses.

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6 South Brink
Wisbech
Cambridgshire
PE13 1JA
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32 St Mary’s Street
Ely
Cambridgshire
CB7 4ES