about…Melissa Vangeen


Name: Melissa Vangeen

Practice Area: Employment Law

Location: London

Contact: email m.vangeen@lionsheadlaw.co.uk  or call 07733 889559

As a specialist adviser in UK immigration law, I work with a large range of clients who want to benefit from a highly personalised and responsive service.

I have extensive experience of both corporate and personal immigration matters and write frequently on the sorts of issues that affect migrants seeking to live and work in the United Kingdom. I advise businesses in relation to all aspects of UK immigration and am also very experienced in assisting individuals and their family members to work and reside in the UK. I have particular experience working with high-net-worth individuals. I am also the co-author of the Immigration chapter of the UKTIʹs ʺInvestors’ Guide to the UKʺ publication.

I also practice all aspects of employment law and work with both employers (large and small) and employees (senior and junior). I advise on a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious matters including disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancies, corporate restructures, all forms of discrimination, dismissals, bonus and pay issues, TUPE and post-termination restrictions. I have experience of working with businesses and individuals in a diverse range of industries and across numerous sectors. I have developed a specialism in advising employers and employees through settlement agreement discussions, including delivering advice to employee groups within large scale redundancy programmes.

I advise businesses both with existing HR support and without, offering practical and commercially minded legal solutions. I always aim to offer straightforward yet comprehensive advice that is both commercial and tailored to the client’s needs. I have been praised for my commercial approach to work and for my practical, clear and solution-based advice.

“Melissa provided exceptional counsel through an incredibly difficult situation concerning my then-employer. Her knowledge, attention to detail and responsiveness proved an invaluable support to my case, whilst her personable approach supported me. Melissa understood the minutiae of the situation and achieved a more positive outcome than I had thought likely. I have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Melissa.”

– S.K.S.