Melissa Nelson

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Melissa Nelson


After 9 years at a leading law firm in the South East Melissa joined Outset’s Employment team in March 2017. Melissa provides clear, practical and strategic advice to a diverse range of clients on all aspects of employment law including: business reorganisations and redundancy; disciplinary and grievance processes; employment contracts and policies; discrimination and equal opportunities; data protection and monitoring; Employment Tribunal claims; TUPE transfers; Maternity and paternity rights; Whistleblowing; Working time and holiday pay; Restrictive covenants and business protection; and Settlement agreements.


BA(Hons) History; GDL; PgDip (LPC); Solicitor; Associate member of CIPD

When away from work, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy walking my border terrier in the beautiful countryside around my home with my husband and daughter, particularly when we plan a route that involves a pub lunch.

My job is a sedentary one so I try to compensate with lots of exercise outside work.  I enjoy cycling and regularly attend organised rides with a local group.  I also enjoy running and have participated in various long distance events.

What is your favourite book or movie?

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Describe an interesting fact about yourself?

I have visited 6 out of the 7 continents.  Highlights from my travels included climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo; cycling around Angkor Wat in Cambodia; staying on a house-boat in Kashmir; scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, and sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert.

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

It tended to alternate between zookeeper and librarian.