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Family Law Case Manager, Bristol
Merlene is a Family Law Case Manager based in the Bristol office of Co-op Legal Services.
Merlene specialises in uncontested divorce and civil partnership dissolution matters, for married couples and civil partners looking to end their marriage or civil partnership. She also deals with uncontested financial matters such as clean break orders.
Merlene joined the family law team at Co-op Legal Services in June 2021.
Prior to joining Co-op Legal Services, Merlene worked as a self-employed County Court Advocate and appeared in over 400 cases, before over 150 judges in England & Wales. Through this, Merlene gained significant advocacy experience and the skill to explain complicated matters of law and procedure clearly to clients.
Merlene also has considerable work experience in Family Law having volunteered with Support Through Court for 16 months in London and Bristol and having undertaken several voluntary family law work placements.
Merlene completed her Bar Professional Training Course at the BPP Law School in London. She achieved a 2:1 LLB (Hons) in Law from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Merlene is also the 2022 President of the Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association and an Elected Member of the Middle Temple Hall Committee.
When not working
Merlene volunteers as an England Boxing Amateur Boxing Coach, having enjoyed boxing for over 10 years.