Melissa Gardner > JMW Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

JMW Solicitors LLP
M3 3HG

Work Department

Clinical Negligence



Melissa acts for children and adults in high value cases involving serious harm. She has significant experience in dealing cases involving birth injuries, neonatal jaundice (kernicterus) and hypoglycaemia. She also acts for adults in cases involving strokes and cauda equina syndrome. 2020 highlights include the hypoglycaemia case of OP, which settled for £13M, and the spinal injury case of KI, which settled for £2.1M.


Alexander Harris (2002-2003) John Pickering & Partners (2003-2005), Howells (2005 -2006), JMW since 2006


APIL, Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member since 2010

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP‘s clinical negligence team, led by Eddie Jones , specialises in high-value brain and spinal injury cases and offers specific expertise in cerebral palsy, kernicterus and cauda equina syndrome matters. Steven Brown, Angharad Hughes , Melissa Gardner  and Sally Leonards  are key members of the team, handling cerebral palsy, brain and spinal injury claims. Senior associates Jodie Miller and Nicholas Young are further names to note. The personal injury department, led by Richard Powell , deals with matters across the full spectrum of personal injury law, including head trauma, spinal injuries and fibromyalgia. The practice also specialises in industrial diseases and motorcycle accidents. Paul Breen oversees the catastrophic injury team whilst Clare Stevens heads up the military department. Gordon Cartwright handles pediatric brain injury claims and Andrew Lilley deals with catastrophic brain and spinal injury issues. Joanne Brine is recognised for her knowledge across the sector, while Nadia Kerr leads the specialist cycling injury team.