I work as an Associate Solicitor in the serious injury team in Leeds, specialising in brain and spinal injury in both adults and children.
My largest settlement to date was for a young man who suffered brain and tetraplegia. This was a very emotional and legally challenging case resulting in a £10 million settlement. Another law firm had previously turned down the case as being unlikely to succeed.
What inspired you to get into law?
I believe in fairness and helping vulnerable people. I enjoy working on difficult cases and achieving successful outcomes.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Helping people regain the best quality of life possible after suffering life-changing injuries and taking away some of their worries about their future, such as financial uncertainty.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I enjoy working with very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly people at all levels.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy spending time with my family including the dog and generally all things outdoors such as running, walking, horses, skiing.
"Excellent service from Irwin Mitchell, my son’s Personal Injury Solicitor Emma Melia & her assistant Tara Evans were very clear and helpful throughout the case and were very quick to respond to any queries we had. It has been a long process that ended successfully due to the hard work of Emma & her team." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell acted on my behalf in my personal injury claim. From the initial involvement of Irwin Mitchell in 2017 through to the successful completion in March 2021, the support and professionalism that they demonstrated was excellent. I would like to say thanks to Emma Melia & Tara Evans, who have been there throughout this long and at times difficult period. Emma and her team are a credit to Irwin Mitchell, and I would certainly recommend Irwin Mitchell and Emma to act on anyone’s behalf." - 5* Trustpilot review
"There are very good and you are very good solicitor you all worked very hard sort a claim out for my son... thank you so much to all your team Emma and Tara" - 5* Trustpilot review
"It has been a lengthy litigation due to my son’s complex injuries and in order to complete as much rehabilitation as possible but it has been made easier by the unstinting support and great communication from Emma Melia. She cared not only about achieving a good outcome in terms of the claim but also about my son as a person and achieving the best possible outcome for him so that he could be the best he possibly could be and have his life back. As his mum I just want to say a heartfelt thankyou for caring so much!
"We will honestly never be able to express just how much we appreciate everything Emma Melia and team have done for us. My son would not be where he is now without their help, support and the first class rehabilitation they secured for him. They have gone above and beyond what we expected and it was the best decision we made to choose Irwin Mitchell to manage his claim and rehabilitation." - 5* Trustpilot review