Melody has 10 years’ experience in managing a broad range of contentious insurance claims for financial and casualty lines of liability business, across New Zealand and Australia, before she relocated to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2023.

Melody specializes in professional indemnity, directors and officers, medical malpractice, and general liability insurance, with a particular expertise in handling civil claims as well as professional investigation and disciplinary proceedings against solicitors, accountants, engineers, and medical practitioners. She also specializes in statutory liability insurance, involving criminal investigation and prosecution by regulators in areas such as health and safety.

Melody joined Al Tamimi’s insurance practice following her most recent role as Senior Technical Claims Specialist with an international insurer in New Zealand. Through her extensive experience working in-house, Melody has a well-developed understanding of key policy response considerations, and is skilled in liability and quantum assessment, settlement negotiations and commercially minded risk analysis.

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Recent Experience

  • Health NZ, New Zealand’s public health agency, on the management of medical malpractice claims for its various District Health Boards.
  • Pharmacy Defence Association, a New Zealand association for registered pharmacists, on the management of professional investigation and disciplinary proceedings against its members.
  • Hawkins NZ, a major New Zealand construction and project management company, on the management of defective earthquake repairs claims before the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal.


  • English
  • Chinese


  • 2013 – BCom Bachelors of Commerce (Honours) (Finance), University of Auckland
  • 2012 – LLB Bachelors of Laws, University of Auckland
  • 2012 – BCom Bachelors of Commerce, University of Auckland


  • 2014 – Barrister & Solicitor, New Zealand
  • 2017 – Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia