Tim Melville-Walker


Tim is a Partner and head of the firm’s Family department.

Work Areas

Tim is a specialist in family law and has considerable experience in that area including divorce, civil partnership dissolution, finances, children issues, unmarried couples and pre and post nuptial agreements. He has a particular specialism in advising clients on domestic violence and abuse/stalking cases.

Career History

Tim undertook his Training Contract with Woodford & Ackroyd (who later became Trethowan Woodford) and joined MacDonald Oates LLP in 1998 where he became a Partner in 2003.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Tim is a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer and Family Law Arbitrator.

Tim is a member of Resolution and a Resolution Collaborative Lawyer. He is also an IFLA approved Family Law Arbitrator, one of the first groups of solicitors to undertake this training.

Tim is also a member and former Chair of the East Hampshire Independent Domestic Violence and Abuse Forum. He has won awards from Victim Support for his work with victims and witnesses.

Tim has been a member of the Law Society Family Panel, the Law Society Family Advanced Panel and a Resolution Accredited Specialist.

Tim was appointed a Deputy District Judge in 2019.   He says  ” having experience of both sides of the Court process is invaluable”.


In his spare time Tim enjoys science fiction, films, writing, martial arts and spends time keeping up with 2 Labradors.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Midhurst and Petworth.


..”Mr Melville-Walker was a pleasure to work with, listening to my concerns and wishes whilst offering sound counsel throughout, resulting in a harmonious settlement. I will have no hesitation in recommending your firm to friends and family”

“Very professional and highly qualified – Tim really knows his stuff ”




T: 01730 816711
E: tim.walker@macdonaldoates.co.uk
Office: Midhurst

Position: Partner and Head of Family Law
Qualifications: IFLA approved Family Law Arbitrator.
Expertise: Family Law

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