Melanie Burden > Simpson Millar LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Simpson Millar LLP
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Work Department

Personal Injury


Solicitor, Head of Serious Injury Claims


Melanie leads Simpson Millar’s team of Serious Injury Solicitors and handles her own caseload of serious injury cases.

Her main areas of expertise include chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia and regional pain syndrome, and complex hand, arm and leg injuries.

Melanie works hard to make sure her clients get the treatment and rehabilitation they need as soon as possible following an accident at work or in a public place.

Her team was awarded Claimant Team of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards in 2018.


Melanie is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Law Society, and the Institute of Leadership and Management.


Melanie enjoys playing the piano and the flute in her spare time. She is also a big football fan and a governor at a local primary school.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Simpson Millar LLP is well known for its serious injury work, with specialisms in brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limb cases and chronic pain. Other key areas of work include road traffic accident and employers’ liability claims, and abuse law. Ian Cohen heads the practice, with specialist departmental heads Melanie Burden, Simon Stanfield, Deborah Krelle and Lee Anderson. Associate Caroline Fox is another key member of the team, with significant knowledge of child brain injury litigation.