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Melissa Gardner

Partner

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Melissa Gardner

Partner Manchester Clinical Negligence

Melissa is a Partner in the Clinical Negligence Department. She joined JMW in 2006 and now runs a runs a caseload of complex claims including cerebral palsy and spinal injury cases.

In 2018 she settled two cerebral palsy cases for more than £22 million, enabling her young clients to have the lifelong specialist care they require.

Melissa is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel which confirms her expertise and experience in her chosen area of law.

The 2019 edition of legal industry bible the Legal 500 states that Melissa 'strikes a great rapport with her clients which is vital for communication so she can elicit the best evidence for her clients’.

Most recently Melissa was described by Chambers and Partners 2019 as having notable experience handling claims regarding severe brain injury, stemming from delayed diagnoses and negligent treatment.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys travelling and cycling, having completed the departmental ‘Coast to Coast’ bike ride in aid of charity.

Read more about one of Melissa's high-value cerebral palsy cases that settled for £22 million here.


Accreditations

  • Ranked Chambers and Partners
  • Clinical Negligence Accreditation SchemeRanked The Law Society
  • Recommended Lawyer The Legal 500

What others say

Strikes a great rapport with her clients which is vital for communication so she can elicit the best evidence for her clients.

The Legal 500 2019

Notable experience handling claims regarding severe brain injury, stemming from delayed diagnoses and negligent treatment.

Chambers and Partners 2019

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