Kama Melly QC is one of the leading QC’s on the North Eastern Circuit.
Called in 1997, silk in 2016, Recorder and a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2018.
As a junior advocate Kama specialised in sexual offences and for dealing with with serious heavyweight crime - including drug conspiracy and organized crime. In silk she has been involved in many high profile homicide cases – from successfully representing a defendant charged with a drive-by shooting to successfully prosecuting the murder of a prostitute in the country’s first ‘legal’’ red light area.
Kama enjoys immersing herself in the specific area of forensic evidence that the case turns on and as part of her “no stone unturned” approach she has preventing many prosecutions through applications of abuse of process.
Kama has a national reputation in respect of vulnerable witnesses. Kama is the Bar Representative with the MOJ for the scheme to pre-record evidence (s28). Kama has delivered training on vulnerable witnesses across the country.
Kama provides expert legal analysis to the media following selection by the BBC as a commentator; appeared on National Media including BBC Breakfast, SKY news, 5 Live, Victoria Derbyshire and was a regular on ITV's “This Morning".