Melissa graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019 with a first class honours degree in law (LLB). Melissa worked for a global law firm as a paralegal prior to commencing her training contract with Carson McDowell in September 2021. Melissa received her professional qualification from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in October 2023.

Melissa joined the Healthcare team as a solicitor in October 2020, where she specialises in defending a broad range of clinical negligence claims, acting on behalf of medical defence organisations and insurers.

Melissa also has experience in defending doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in relation to professional disciplinary/regulatory cases which includes investigations by the General Medical Council, General Dental Council and the Medical Council (Ireland). She also assists doctors and other healthcare professionals in relation to inquests.

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