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Compass House,
57 Meridian Centre,
North Street,

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Melanie specialises in Medical Negligence, Personal Injury and Mental Health cases.

Qualifying as a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in November 1996, Melanie now has over 20 years experience in the law.

She joined Swain & Co Solicitors in March 2006 as a senior fee earner at the firm’s Southampton office before moving to Havant in 2012.

In 2013 Melanie became a Senior Associate and in 2015 was delighted to be offered the opportunity to head both the Clinical Negligence / Personal Injury and Mental Health departments.  Melanie continued in this role until April 2019 when she stepped down from Senior Management to concentrate on her case load and developing new specialisms for the firm including representation at Inquests.

Melanie has a wide experience of injury claims and mental health law.  Her tactical awareness and technical expertise means that Melanie can pursue even the most difficult cases combining that knowledge with tenacity and empathy.

Melanie is an able and determined advocate representing her clients effectively and eloquently, giving a voice to the needs and views of the most vulnerable.  Melanie has been accepted onto the Law Society Mental Health Panel and regularly represents the interests of her clients before the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Melanie works tirelessly for her clients. She says…

“I have always wanted to be a Lawyer and this is driven by the desire to help people. In this area of law, medical negligence, my clients want answers first and then financial compensation. I will go ‘the extra mile’ to make sure that, over and above the standard of service that should be expected, my clients’ feel valued and that I am ‘on their side’! This firm’s vision is ‘to empower people to make positive change’ and that is at the heart of what I do every day!”

Melanie is praised by her clients for, being approachable, understanding, giving clear and professional advice and, above all, being determined in achieving the results they need.

In her spare time Melanie is a busy mother of two children and one Labradoodle.  She enjoys the great outdoors, running and music.

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What Melanie's clients say:

"...Thanks to Melanie's excellent work and tireless efforts, I would like to thank Melanie for her fine work over the years ..."

Mr R. P. (Havant)

"Miss Lidstone Land has provided a very professional service and has been very precise with all work carried out on my behalf."

Mr P P (Dorset)

R W (Southsea) Responded that she found our service 'Excellent' in relation to her medical negligence claim as Melanie Lidstone Land "Quick response to all enquiries and [she has] been kept up to date."

R W (Southsea)

 J P (Liverpool) also found Melanie Lidstone Land's service 'Excellent' in relation to his medical negligence claim because of "fast returns on mail, not [being] left waiting and procedures [were] explained well."

J P (Liverpool)

Mr R G (Southampton) said that he found the service received from Melanie Lidstone Land, in relation to his medical negligence claim, 'Excellent' because Melanie was "Very approachable and easy to talk to".

Mr R G (Southampton)



Tel: 02392 483 322
Fax: 02392 483 366
Address: Compass House
57 Meridian Centre
North Street

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