Melissa Nelson

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      • Melissa Nelson
      • Senior Associate, Lawyer
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      • 01622 474172
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      • Vinters Business Park, New Cut Road,
      • Maidstone
      • Kent
      • ME14 5NZ
      • 01622 759900

Melissa Nelson

Senior Associate, Lawyer

Melissa went to Nottingham Law School after graduating from UCL, she got commendations in the Graduate diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. She then completed a 2 year training contract at another firm in South East, Furley Page and was offered a job there on qualification specialising in employment law and stayed there for 7 years.

Melissa has been with the Outset Group as a senior employment lawyer since 2017 and advises on all things employment related - from day to day HR issues through to bringing/defending ET claims.

She 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; Employment Tribunal claims; TUPE transfers; 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.