Melanie Burden

Solicitor, Head of Serious Injury Claims


Melanie joined Simpson Millar in January 2016, when the firm amalgamated with her previous legal practice, Colemans-ctts.

She has over 22 years’ legal experience. She leads a national team of Serious Injury Solicitors in our London, Manchester and Bristol offices and she handles her own caseload of complex injury cases.

Melanie is also Head of our Employers Liability and Public Liability departments.

Her team specialise in serious and life changing injuries arising from a variety of different accidents including accidents at work and accidents in a public place.

She originally trained as a Barrister and was called to the bar in 1995, and admitted as a Solicitor in 2001.

Her specific expertise is in complex hand, arm and leg injuries, chronic pain including regional pain syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Melanie firmly believes in early rehabilitation and treatment to get her clients on the road to recovery.

Melanie is recommended in Legal 500, 2016 and 2017, which praises her “very thorough” work as a “passionate advocate”; she is also a Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Law Society, and the Institute of Leadership and Management.




Melanie was awarded Claimant Team of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards. 

Interests outside of work

Melanie has a strong interest in education and welfare of children and is a governor at a local Primary School. She enjoys music, playing the piano and the flute.  She is a passionate football supporter.

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