Chris Melton

Byrom Street Chambers
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Chambers & Partners 2022 (PI)

Christopher Melton KC is a standout silk who excels at representing claimants in high- value catastrophic injury and fatal accident cases, particularly those involving minors. He does a significant amount of appellate advocacy and has appeared in the Supreme Court numerous times.

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Clin Neg) - Band 1

Christopher Melton KC regularly handles major cerebral palsy cases alongside wrongful birth and spinal injury claims. He has been instructed in a number of multiparty claims, including those arising out of sexual abuse by medical practitioners and abuse in care homes. He has earned an impressive reputation for his experience in high-profile inquiries or cases that test novel points of law before the Supreme Court. Chris Melton KC was born and educated in Manchester which is where his Chambers has its base. His clients live all over England and Wales and he spends much of his time on the road visiting them.

He took silk in 2001 when he was 19 years’ call. He then became Senior Counsel to the Shipman Inquiry for four years until normal service resumed in 2005. Since that time he has acted exclusively for very seriously injured Claimants and for bereaved families.

He is a member of PIBA and APIL.

Chris is an advanced advocacy trainer for the Northern Circuit and for the renowned Keble College International Advocacy Course

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