Mellissa is an Associate in the Criminal Litigation team with a range of experience in general and white-collar cases.

Mellissa acts for individuals under investigation by the police and the CPS. Her experience covers the full spectrum of general crime, from road traffic matters and drug offences, to allegations of violence and dishonesty and prosecutions for sexual offences. Mellissa has a particular interest in acting for young people involved in the criminal justice system.

Mellissa also has experience of financial and serious complex crime. She has acted for individuals in respect of investigations brought by the SFO, FCA and the US DOJ. Mellissa was part of the team that acted for Tesco Plc in the SFO’s investigation into accounting irregularities.

Mellissa has experience of internal investigations. She has also acted for individuals and companies facing regulatory enforcement action. She was part of a team that advised a gambling operator in respect of its compliance with anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls.

Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Mellissa worked as a legal researcher to Jonathan Fisher QC, specialising in cases involving financial crime and money laundering.

Publications and press

  • Cordery on Legal Services (contributor)
  • Compliance & Risk Journal, Fourth Money-Laundering Directive: a risk-based approach, with Jonathan Grimes, May 2018
  • PLC Magazine, Anti-Money Laundering: guidance for the legal sector, with Jonathan Grimes, 1 April 2018
  • GamblingCompliance - Practical Guide: Anti-Money Laundering for Remote Casino Operators in the UK,  February 2018
  • Gambling Insider, The New Money Laundering Regulations: A Game of Risk, 21 September 2017



  • Defence Extradition Lawyers' Forum
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association


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