Melanie Brown is an Associate (Chartered Legal Executive) in Clarke Willmott’s Personal Injury team based in the Bristol Office.
Melanie initially specialised in road traffic accidents with liability disputes and has since broadened her expertise to non-motor injuries acting for client’s who have suffered all types of injury at work, by animals, on other people’s premises, on boats and on the highway.
Melanie joined Clarke Willmott in 1999 following a change of career having started out as a business graduate following a management programme in the frozen food industry. While working in the industry she studied with the Institute of Legal Executives at night school and was part qualified before taking the plunge and embarking upon her legal career with Clarke Willmott, qualifying fully in 2004. She combines legal knowledge with professionalism and sensitivity.
- Secured funding for a residential treatment course for a client suffering with fibromyalgia which helped to turn around her life, enabling her to deal with her injuries, have a better quality of life, start to put the accident behind her and move forward.
- Successfully brought a claim against the owner and operator of a cruise ship for significant injuries suffered by the claimant whilst on a small boat excursion taking into account limitation, the implications of the Athens Convention and Jurisdiction issues.
- Successfully brought a claim against the employer of a claimant who suffered significant dental injuries requiring extensive future treatment as a result of a breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
- Successfully brought a claim against the owner of Beauty Salon who was vicariously liable for a member of staff who negligently applied a facial treatment which caused permanent scarring to the claimant.
- Successfully brought claims for a family who suffered injury through smoke inhalation as a result of the negligent actions of a neighbour in the next property.
- Successfully brought a claim against a school for negligent supervision of pupils resulting in a missile being thrown by a pupil during a class which caused a permanent eye injury to another pupil.