- University of Liverpool, LLB (2012)
- Manchester Metropolitan University, BPTC- “Very Competent” (2014)
Areas of Work
- Civil Litigation
Melanie became a member of Chambers in 2021 following successful completion of pupillage under the supervision and guidance of James Cullen. During pupillage, Melanie gained experience in advocacy and drafting in all areas of civil law. She is now developing a busy civil law practice, primarily focused on personal injury and clinical negligence.
Having read law at the University of Liverpool, Melanie completed the BPTC at Manchester Metropolitan University, obtaining a Very Competent.
Following university, Melanie worked as an employed advocate and Costs Lawyer for various leading national law firms representing both Claimants and Defendants across the UK in matters involving costs, personal injury and regulatory law. Melanie gained specific experience prosecuting cases of serious professional misconduct for the Teaching Regulation Agency across a range of allegations, including those involving fraud, sexual misconduct and non-accidental injury of children.
Melanie forges excellent relationships with instructing solicitors and turns paperwork around quickly. She is happy to provide informal advice at any stage and is happy to be contacted by email or telephone.
Melanie appears for both Claimants and Defendants in matters involving personal injury and other aspects of civil litigation. Her experience includes road traffic accidents, credit hire and general negligence. She has also drafted numerous statements of case and advices on quantum as well as appearing for both Claimants and Defendants in a range of civil hearings
Melanie qualified as a Costs Lawyer in 2018 with the Association of Costs Lawyers and is well versed in all aspects of costs litigation. She has previously represented Claimants and Defendants at Costs and Case Management Hearings, general applications and Detailed Assessments.
Following BPTC, Melanie was accredited as a Civil & Commercial Mediator with the ADR Group.