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Mei-Ling McNab


Mei-Ling joined the Family law team at Brachers in 2013. Prior to joining Brachers she was at a niche central London practice since 2001 specialising in family law. Mei-Ling is highly regarded for her ability to deal with her cases in a proactive and decisive manner and is passionate about getting the right result for her client.


  • Divorce and financial proceedings including mid - high net worth financial claims
  • Private children matters, including complex residence, contact disputes, welfare disputes and applications to relocate out of the jurisdiction
  • Civil partnership dissolutions
  • Disputes following the break-down of co-habitation
  • Preparing and advising on pre- and post-nuptial agreements
  • Co-habitation and separation agreements


Mei-Ling is named as a leading individual in family law in both Chambers and Legal 500 2017.

Mei-Ling understands the sensitivities in family law matters. Mei-Ling affords meticulous attention to all her cases and has many year’s experience dealing with often complex and high value cases, whilst at the same time keeping in mind sensible ways of settling her cases outside the court process.

Mei-Ling has featured on Sky News and Channel 5 News discussing pre-nuptial agreements.

Recent testimonials

“Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, it is greatly appreciated. I don’t think I could have achieved this outcome without you.”

Client quote, The Legal 500

“Robust and determined”

“A very experienced, sound solicitor who is very client-centric.”

Chambers UK 2017

“Thank you all very much for all your assistance over the past 2 years. I was very happy with the final outcome of the divorce. It paid off to keep sticking to our guns I think!”

“Thank you for the pace of completion and the tender yet efficient way you dealt with us yesterday, it truly helped.”

“Mei-Ling is incredibly capable and professional yet friendly and down to earth.”


Marry me, my farm and my pre-nup?

With the height of wedding season nearly upon us, family solicitors find themselves increasingly busy advising and negotiating their client’s pre-nuptial agreement in advance of the big day. Read more


No Fault Divorce, should the law be reformed?

A discussion of the proposals to implement the ‘No Fault Divorce’ process allowing separating couples to part without acrimony. Read more


Family breakdown. Why Collaborate?

The breakdown of a relationship, for whatever reason and whether the parties were married or cohabiting, is never easy and where there is property and other assets to consider it is always important that the parties receive sensible and sound legal advice. Read more


Cohabitation – the fastest growing family type in the UK

Recently the Office for National Statistics published their statistical bulletin for Families and Households, 2015. It will not come as a surprise to anyone that in the multi-cultural and diverse society we live in today there are a plethora of different family types and household arrangements. Read more

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Covert recording in child proceedings

Are you aware of the pitfalls of covert recordings in child contact proceedings? Read more


Zimina v Zimin –second chance in overseas divorce?

Is it appropriate for a lump sum order to have been made where, following a divorce in Russia, a substantial financial settlement has already been agreed? Read more


Divorce petition changes

As of the 4 September the courts will no longer accept the previous old style divorce petitions following the government’s introduction of a new style petition on the 7 August. Read more


Birch v. Birch

The recent Supreme Court decision in Birch v. Birch confirms that there is jurisdiction to hear an application to vary an undertaking or “promise” in financial divorce proceedings following a wife’s application to be released from an undertaking to sell a former marital home. Read more


UK’s biggest ever divorce settlement

The recent decision on UK’s biggest divorce case, ordering a city banker to pay over £453 million to his estranged wife, has resulted in hushed mumblings amongst family lawyers and wealthy clients alike. Read more


Collaborative Law

Margaret discusses Resolution and the benefits to resolving matters in a conciliatory way. Read more

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"Thank you for all the work you have done, all carried out in the most professional manner for the best possible outcome. It's made a big difference to our lives."

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"Mei-Ling was extremely helpful and her advice was spot-on."

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