Since qualification in 2008, Melanie has specialised in criminal defence proceedings where she has represented clients at each stage of their case from the police station through the Magistrates’ Court and onto the Crown Court.
Melanie trained with Bilton Hammond Solicitors and therefore has previously worked for Banner Jones following the merger in 2013. In 2015, when Banner Jones disposed of their criminal defence division to VHS Fletchers, Melanie continued to work for VHS.
Melanie has now returned to Banner Jones as a Solicitor in their award wining Care Proceedings team.
Melanie has extensive experience in conducting trials in the Magistrates’ Court in relation to all types of offences specialising in the cross examination of witnesses. She has experience in representing a large range of clients from those with severe learning difficulties and mental health conditions, often securing dismissal of their cases by obtaining expert evidence, to servicemen, professionals and business owners.
It is this background and Melanie's patient personality that makes her an ideal addition to the Care Proceedings team. Melaine will be involved in the Court process of safeguarding children within the social care system.
Where did you study?
Sheffield University obtaining an LLB degree in law and Diploma in legal practice.
When did you qualify?