Christopher Mellor has a civil and public law practice, specialising in medically related matters, including: healthcare regulatory law, clinical negligence, inquests and public inquiries.

He has extensive experience in medical disciplinary and regulatory work (e.g. MPTS hearings; before the GDC and NMC; and in Trust disciplinary hearings); in high-value clinical negligence claims (acting for both claimants and defendants); in complex and long-running inquests (including in a custodial setting); in cases involving medical treatment decisions (including emergency injunctions and declarations); and in other medical law related matters.

He has been instructed in a number of high profile GMC cases, including GMC v Dr Andrew Wakefield and others (the prosecution of the three doctors involved in the research connected with the MMR debate), and in judicial review proceedings brought against the GMC.

As regards his work in public inquiries, he was Junior Council for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority in the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry chaired by Robert Francis KC.

Inquests Professional Discipline & Regulation Clinical Negligence Public Inquiries
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