Melinda Giles - Martin Lewis Money Show Live

A leading TV, radio and podcast contributor and speaker for private client law

Decades of legal experience. Award-winning expertise. A champion for women in law. Melinda Giles’ outstanding reputation in her field has made her the go-to authority in private client matters across TV, radio and podcasts.

Melinda is one of the UK’s foremost specialists in private client law, with hands-on experience helping families, the elderly and the vulnerable, and prominent roles in The Law Society and other key organisations.

Melinda’s 25 years of specialist experience in private client work has made her an in-demand contributor on numerous TV shows, radio programmes and podcasts.

From BBC Breakfast and Sky News, to The Martin Lewis Money Show Live and Money Box, you can regularly see Melinda offering her unique insight and opinions on topics that resonate with audiences across the country.

This standout expertise comes from decades of guiding people through the often-complex and sensitive world of private client work. As an elite authority in her area of law, Melinda holds influential roles in several legal institutions, positions on the judging panels of national awards, and has been invited to speak at many public events.

If you are looking for a specialist interviewee for a TV or radio segment on wills, probate, Powers of Attorney or another area of private client law, you can get in touch with Melinda below.

An expert interviewee and contributor

As one of the country’s top authorities in private client work, Melinda is often asked to contribute across TV, radio and podcasts. Whatever the platform, Melinda is always ready to share her specialist insight and opinions – she’s even taken her first steps into broadcasting with her #TVLawyer podcast series.

A specialist in all areas of private client law

Melinda has dedicated her career to protecting the legal rights of the elderly and vulnerable, and building a total understanding of private client law. From getting to the root of contentious probate and financial disputes, to answering key questions on will, inheritance tax and the Court of Protection, she is a true specialist in this complex area.

An authority in her field

Due to her vast experience, Melinda was chosen as the representative for Private Client Solicitors on The Law Society Council, a position she’s held since 2017. She also sits on the society’s Board and Wills & Equity Policy Committee, as well as chairing the Council Membership Committee leading reform in the society.

Plus, as a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, she stands out as a trusted, renowned specialist in legal matters affecting older people.

An award-winning solicitor

Over the course of her career, Melinda has won and been nominated for several noteworthy awards, including a ‘Highly Commended’ Solicitor of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards, and being named in the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Private Client Work.

Managing Partner at Giles Wilson

A founding partner of Giles Wilson, one of the major solicitors’ firms in Essex, Melinda has played a vital role in shaping its development into a pioneering Employee Ownership Trust (EOP). As head of the Private Client Department, she is also actively mentoring the next generation of specialists in her field.