Melissa Ansah

Melissa has worked in criminal law for over 10 years and qualified as a lawyer in 2018. Melissa has a busy practice defending clients accused of a wide range of offences. Melissa is a passionate criminal defence lawyer with a particular interest in representing young and vulnerable clients. Melissa is able to put clients at ease from the very outset. She understands the importance of building a trusting relationship and the importance of continuity, resulting in her regularly representing clients from the Police station interview through to trial. Melissa is respected for her meticulous case preparation and her dedication to secure the best outcome for her clients.

Melissa has been recognised for her work by the established directory Chambers and Partners. She has been recognised as an ‘Associate to watch’ in the 2024 guide.

Outside of work Melissa works closely with Juvenis who offer bespoke support and training enabling young people who are having difficulties at school, at home or in the community


Notable cases:


R v TS – Winchester CC

Client was charged with Possession With Intent to Supply Class A.
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R v JH – April 2023 – Wood Green Crown Court

Client pleaded guilty, on a basis, to his involvement in supplying Class A Drugs, possession of criminal property and possession of a bladed article.
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R v MC – December 2022 – Wood Green Crown Court

The client was accused of being in possession of an offensive weapon
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R v JL – December 2022 – Wood Green Crown Court

Client charged with Robbery
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R v IM & JG – Snaresbrook Crown Court

Conspiracy to Burgle
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R v AM – Woolwich CC – November 2023

Vulnerable client charged with allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm
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