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Background

Melanie Mills

Call: 2022

Melanie Mills has experience in a wide range of high-value personal injury and clinical negligence cases for both claimants and defendants.

Melanie appears regularly in Court alongside developing a busy paperwork practice.

She joined Chambers in October 2023, following the successful completion of her Pupillage, under the supervision of multiple senior members of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Groups.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Melanie completed her Masters project exploring the novelties of medical harm caused by artificial intelligence within the current legal framework.

Outside of Court, Melanie enjoys watching and playing both football and tennis. In her spare time, she also enjoys playing the piano and drums.

Expertise

Personal Injury

During her pupillage Melanie saw a range of high-value personal injury cases involving:

  • Serious orthopaedic and brain injuries
  • Employer’s liability
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Highway Act claims
  • Fundamental dishonesty

She also gained experience in and attended conferences with lay clients and medical experts, as well as joint settlement meetings.

Melanie appears regularly, for both Claimants and Defendants, in the following matters:

  • Fast track trials
  • Small claims
  • Disposal hearings
  • Stage 3 hearings
  •  Inquests

Melanie accepts instructions to draft pleadings and written advice on quantum and liability in a range of road traffic, employers’ liability and public liability claims.

Credit Hire

Melanie frequently appears in Court, acting for both Claimants and Defendants, in credit hire claims.

Her attention to detail and ability to think on her feet enable her to tackle issues such as impecuniosity, intervention and enforceability.

Clinical Negligence

Melanie gained a depth of experience in clinical negligence while under the supervision of Richard Grimshaw. She saw a broad range of work, and attended conferences with medical experts, in the following areas:

  • Brain injury and cerebral palsy
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Spinal Injury
  • Cancer
  • Surgeries and amputation

Melanie accepts instructions to advise on liability and draft pleadings, for both Claimants and Defendants, in clinical negligence matters. Most recently, she has advised on liability in matters involving delayed diagnosis and tackled complex issues of breach of duty, medical causation and material contribution.

Inquests, Public Inquiries & Coronial Law

Melanie practices the following areas:

Inquests, Public Inquiries & Coronial Law (Clinical Negligence)

Melanie has seen and assisted in multiple inquests, including a five-day death in custody inquest and an inquest involving the failure to provide lifesaving surgery. She gained experience in dealing with intricate questions regarding the state’s duty to protect life pursuant to Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

Most recently, Melanie has represented families in clinical negligence inquests involving issues of mental health, capacity and orthopaedic injuries. She has gained experience in attending pre- inquest review hearings and drafting written submissions to the Coroner.

Melanie accepts instructions to represent both families and other interested parties in both clinical negligence and personal injury inquests.

Related News, Resources and Events

News


Four pupils join No5 as full tenants

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to announce that Susana Ferrín Pérez (2021 Call), Afiya Amesu (2022 Call), Greg Leckey (2022 Call) and Melanie Mills (2022…

Publications


Honesty is the Best Policy

Factual Background In Muyepa v Ministry of Defence [2022] EWHC 2648 (KB), the Claimant sought damages worth over £3,000,000 for personal injury (PI) and consequential…

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  • Future Leader Scholarship, BPP University [2021-22]
  • BPP’s Northern Universities Regional Mooting Competition, winner and highest scoring finalist [2019-20]
  • Herbert Smith Freehills Warwick University Mooting Competition, winner [2019-20]
  • Bar Training Course, with LLM, BPP Law School – Distinction [2021-22]
  • Law LLB (Hons), University of Warwick- First Class [2021]

Related News, Resources and Events

News


Four pupils join No5 as full tenants

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is delighted to announce that Susana Ferrín Pérez (2021 Call), Afiya Amesu (2022 Call), Greg Leckey (2022 Call) and Melanie Mills (2022…

Publications


Honesty is the Best Policy

Factual Background In Muyepa v Ministry of Defence [2022] EWHC 2648 (KB), the Claimant sought damages worth over £3,000,000 for personal injury (PI) and consequential…

View all related news

Clerk Team

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

williamt@no5.com

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

peterm@no5.com

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

edmundm@no5.com

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

matthewr@no5.com

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

traceyw@no5.com

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

morgans@no5.com

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