Melanie Arens

Trainee Solicitor

M 07464 548874


What is your role?

I am a Trainee Solicitor currently in my second seat with the Dispute Resolution Team. 

My role centres around assisting the fee earners with their client-facing and administrative work including drafting legal documents and liaising with clients.


Your experience

My background before starting with Coffin Mew has been as a practitioner and manager in the local authority Children’s Services across youth justice, youth homelessness and care leaver services. In these roles I carried out direct case work and engaged with multi-disciplinary partners to execute the authority’s statutory duties pertaining to children in need, child protection and children in care.

I gained my LLB from Southampton University in 2004, my LLM in Human Rights from Birkbeck College in 2009 and my LPC from the University of Law Guildford in 2019. I have completed several international internships in the field of human rights and have worked as a human rights consultant for several child rights NGOs.