Melanie trained as a solicitor specialising in family law and criminal defence. When she qualified in 2008 she focused solely on criminal law.
Since qualification Melanie has represented clients at each stage of their case from the police station through the Magistrates’ Court and onto the Crown Court. She also has extensive experience of dealing with connected matters such as confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Melanie has represented a 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.
She now focuses on representing clients in the police station and Magistrates Court, dealing with a wide range of cases from driving offences where she helps clients to retain their licences and therefore their livelihoods, through to serious assaults and complex frauds. Additionally, 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, highlighting key inconsistencies in their evidence.
Melanie trained with Bilton Hammond solicitors working closely with the then senior partner Geoffrey Bilton and his son Paul. As a result, she had the best training and has been providing representation in the Mansfield area for a decade.
Melanie is known for her patience which is valued by her clients, as well as her determined and tenacious attitude, which always achieves the best result possible in each and every case.
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