• Profile:

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

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

    Mei-Ling is ranked in the Chambers UK 2024 legal directory for Family Law in Kent. She was also named as a ‘leading individual’ in the Legal 500 2024 directory.

    Mei-Ling has been interviewed on both Sky News and Channel 5 News discussing pre-nuptial agreements and family law issues and has published a number of articles in professional publications.

    Qualifying as a collaborative family lawyer in 2018, Mei-Ling continues to support her clients with a range of dispute resolution options.

    Mei-Ling specialises in:

    • Divorce and financial proceedings including mid-high net worth financial claims
    • Private children matters, including complex International Child Arrangement disputes and applications to relocate out of the jurisdiction
    • Disputes following the breakdown of co-habitation as well as co-habitation and separation agreements
    • Preparing and advising on pre- and post-nuptial agreements
    • Domestic abuse cases and injunctive relief

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    • She was very sensitive to the difficulties her clients faced and absolutely strived to be the best for her clients. She is very technically astute in terms of understanding the strengths and weaknesses of particular cases.

      Chambers & Partners 2024
    • Mei-Ling was both passionate and highly experienced. This enabled her to communicate in a simple manner and explain all potential pitfalls and rationale to minimise any risks.

      Chambers & Partners 2024
    • Mei-Ling is well versed in collaborative and standard divorce proceedings and is aware of significant commercial areas that affect her clients.

      Chambers & Partners 2024
    • Mei-Ling has been an exceptionally professional, understanding and compassionate individual to work with. Her answers to questions are informed, instant and wholly sensible. Her intuition and clarity of thought have been very impressive.

      Chambers & Partners 2024
    • Mei-Ling is simply superb. Her client care and attention are second to none and I would be happy to recommend her services to any client in a heartbeat.

      Chambers & Partners 2024
    • Mei Ling McNab and Mark Leeson have really brought the firm forward in leaps and bounds since they were made joint heads of the team. They are real family law heavyweights, whether your case is HNW or more run of the mill, their attention to detail is flawless and they always deliver the right result for the client.

      Legal 500 2024
    • Mei-Ling stands out as an excellent collaborative lawyer who I always feel comfortable going into a meeting with. She has an excellent manner and equally excellent legal and technical knowledge.

      Legal 500 2024
    • The support and guidance received from Mei-Ling McNab and her team has been remarkable throughout the entire process. Not only is Mei-Ling proactive and quick thinking with every turn of events but her legal knowledge is excellent. The efficient communication, professionalism and advice received from Mei-Ling led to a feeling of calm confidence. From the beginning Mei-Ling has been formidable and one would struggle to find a better family solicitor.

      Legal 500 2024
    • Handles a wide range of financial remedy and children matters relating to divorce and separation. A source notes that she “instils confidence through her range of experience” and also says: “Mei-Ling makes it clear that the client is her priority”.

      Chambers & Partners
    • Well-prepared, robust and has excellent client-management skills.

      The Legal 500
    • 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.

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