Melanie qualified as a solicitor in 1994, previously having worked a hospital doctor in general medicine and haematology. She joined Weightmans in 2001 and was made partner in 2006. Melanie is the President of the Birmingham Medicolegal Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Her specialisms include high quantum birth injury cases and other high value claims settled by periodical payments, claims concerning hospital acquired infection and claims generated by pathology services in general (haematology, microbiology and histopathology). Her caseload includes cases of great sensitivity and media involvement and those where the claimant is unrepresented. She regularly represents clients at mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, provides training to clients and facilitates training to healthcare teams within the firm.