Lucy Mellor

Solicitor

Lucy Mellor

Solicitor ManchesterLiverpool Clinical Negligence

Lucy is a solicitor in the clinical negligence department. In addition to managing her own caseload, she assists partner Sally Leonards with complex and high-value brain and spinal injury cases.

Lucy has a wide range of experience and enjoys dealing with the varied nature of cases that her role attracts. She has developed particular interest and expertise in cases involving stillbirth, women’s health, delays in diagnosing cancer and cases where psychiatric injury has arisen as a result of substandard care. She is also frequently instructed in cases involving the death of a loved one under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, and where the matter has subsequently been referred for an inquest.

She is consistently praised for her empathy, dedication, and attention to detail.

Lucy’s successful cases include:

  • £134,000 for the widow of a 69-year-old man who died of cancer after pre-cancerous cells taken during a biopsy were incorrectly reported as ‘normal’.
  • £60,000 for the mother of a baby whose son was stillborn following a failure to recognise that she was at risk of developing pre-eclampsia and deliver her baby before he came to harm.
  • £48,000 for a woman who was given an overdose of intravenous adrenaline. She suffered a cardiac arrest, required CPR, and suffered psychiatric injuries.
  • £31,000 for the widower of an 80-year-old woman who died following a delay in diagnosing bowel cancer. Lucy also helped to secure a finding of ‘neglect’ at an inquest into her death.
  • £27,000 for a teenage boy after doctors’ failure to diagnose him with a testicular torsion.

Graduating from Lancaster University, Lucy achieved a first-class honours in law. As part of her degree, she completed a 15,000-word thesis with a focus on Articles 5, 6, and 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights and attained the highest mark possible. She then went on to complete her legal practice Course at BPP Law School and gained a distinction. Lucy is also a past winner of the Law Society’s national annual essay competition. 

Outside of work Lucy enjoys gardening, photography, and learning German. She also volunteers as a mentor with Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

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