Mel Nebhrajani CB

Director General, Government Legal Department

Mel Nebhrajani CB was called to the Bar in 1994, practising in chambers before joining the Government Legal Service in 1998. Mel has worked across government, including the Cabinet Office and Number 10.

Mel was Legal Director at the Department of Health and Social Care and then Litigation Director until October 2021, when she was appointed Director General.

Over her career Mel has led on the Human Rights Act, the Devolution settlements, the Civil Partnership Act, EU Exit and government’s legal work on COVID-19.

She was highly commended in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2020 and appointed Companion of the Bath in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List.