- Head of Personal Injury

Melanie Burden | Partner, Head of Personal Injury | Simpson Millar LLP
T: 0345 357 9200    F: 0345 357 9399
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Based in: Manchester


Chronic Pain Cases particularly Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia


Melanie is Head of the General Personal Injury Department at Simpson Millar. She leads the personal injury team specialising in employer’s liability and public liability. She runs her own case-load of complex hand and arm injuries and she has particular expertise in chronic pain, particularly in complex regional pain syndrome. Melanie brings a level of personal knowledge and understanding which makes her particularly sensitive to the client’s position. She is very approachable to her clients, though when representing them she will fight until the bitter end to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. Litigation can be a stressful process for clients, so she will do what she can to take that stress away for them. Melanie acts for clients nationally across all geographic locations in the country. She can arrange to meet clients at one of our many office locations throughout the country. Melanie is always willing to travel and meet her clients face to face and via skype if preferred.

Called to bar 1995; admitted as solicitor 2001.

Melanie is recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016 edition. The ‘very thorough’ Melanie Burden is a ‘passionate advocate’.
She was also recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 edition. "Melanie Burden heads the serious personal injury department and is strong on cases involving chronic pain neuropathic conditions (especially CRPS and Fibromyalgia)."


Apil, Law Society, Gray’s Inn, Manchester Law Society, Institute of Leadership and Management.


Urmston Grammar School; University of Leeds (BA Hons 1992, LLB Hons 1994); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course 1995); Management Development Course – Marlborough Training.

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