Melody’s practice spans across civil fraud, commercial litigation and arbitration, insurance, professional negligence and sports. Multi-party litigation has been a prominent feature of her work, and she is experienced in a wide range of contractual matters, with particular strengths in disputes raising complex issues of mitigation and measure of damages.
Melody also acts in claims involving allegations of misrepresentation or other serious wrongdoing, and is currently instructed as a junior in one of the largest fraud disputes ever heard by the Commercial Court.
She has worked on a number of cross-border disputes, and is assisted in this regard by her French language abilities; Melody has particular experience of reviewing French language banking and legal documents for litigation purposes.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Melody read law at Balliol College, University of Oxford. During her time there she was awarded the Brackenbury Exhibition, Brackenbury Scholarship and the Alan Rodger Prize in Roman Law. She also worked for a term as a legal research assistant. Following her undergraduate studies, Melody undertook the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford in 2016, achieving distinctions in Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law and in a dissertation (“Objectivity and Subjectivity in the Law of Contract Damages”).