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Messam - Solicitor - Derby, England, UK

Leon Messam

Derby, England, UK


Qualified Solicitor seeking an NQ Solicitor role, specialising in high net worth matrimonial issues, Children Act applications, dissolution of marriage, pre & post marriage agreements and financial claims.



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


Flint Bishop LLP

March 2010 - July 2011

Assisting Head of Department with high value financial claims;
Good knowledge and understanding of matrimonial law;
Preparation of Divorce Petitions and associated paperwork;
Communicating with clients, experts & Counsel;

Specific examples of work undertaken

Assisting in a high value financial claim involving placement of former matrimonial home into a trust.

Recently assisted with divorce and financial claim, involving party's respective businesses, thus requiring valuations of FMH and respective businesses with a view to negotiating distribution of matrimonial assets.

Dealing with potential trust of land claim, currently negotiating appropriate division of jointly owned property.

Recently assisted in a high value Trust of Land claim through to final hearing.

Trainee Solicitor

Flint Bishop LLP

September 2008 - March 2010

Wills & Probate
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Family / Matrimonial

Paralegal (Personal Injury Department)

Flint Bishop LLP

September 2005 - September 2008

Independently managed a case load of approximately 200 files
Dealing with cases from initial instruction through to conclusion issuing court proceedings where necessary
Assessing both liability and quantum
Instructing and liaising with experts

Commercial Property Paralegal

Berryman Shacklock LLP

October 2004 - July 2005

PI Paralegal

Martin Lee & Co

December 2001 - October 2004

Qualifications & Certifications

De Montfort University


De Montfort University

Peoples College of Tertiary Education

Forest Fields 6th Form College

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