Melanie has supported the Trust to understand the drivers of its legal spend and more importantly consider the options available to us to reduce these costs, whilst simultaneously delivering a better quality service to the organisation. This has been achieved by drawing on Melanie’s expertise individually and also her significant knowledge of best practice arrangements advocated by NHSE. Her approach is personable, highly supportive and committed to delivery of outcome measures. We would recommend Melanie to other NHS organisations reviewing their legal services without hesitation.
Melanie has previously worked for the European Commission, Justice and Home Affairs Unit in Brussels and has also worked in industry at BAE plc.
She has also undertaken secondments both with private companies and within NHS organisations.
Using her in-house commercial experience, Melanie recognises the need to spend time with clients to understand their business objectives and to provide legal support to all levels within the business.