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Ms Kama Melly QC

Full Title: Ms Kama Melly QC
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 10.7.2018
Call Date: 9.10.1997

Kama Melly grew up in London and then Bristol.   She left home at age 17 and did her A-Levels at night school before studying at Leeds University.


Kama obtained a Benefactor’s scholarship, Blackstone’s Entrance Exhibition and Stanley Waring House Award from Middle Temple.


Kama practices from Park Square Barristers Chambers in Leeds where she is Deputy Head of Chambers and has a predominantly criminal practice specialising in cases involving vulnerable witnesses.


Kama was an elected member of the Bar Council for a number of years and chaired Bar Conference in 2015; Kama became QC in 2016 and Recorder in 2018. 


Kama is the Bar Representative on the MOJ Working Group for pre-recorded evidence and one of the National Lead Trainers and Inspector for the Vulnerable Witnesses Advocacy Training.  Kama is a senior advocacy trainer.



Having completed training with the BBC under their ‘Expert Women’ scheme Kama is appears regularly on National Media as a legal commentator.   Kama is married to a barrister and they have two teenage children.