BA(Hons), LLB(Hons LLM)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Melissa was called to the Bar in 2003 and is an experienced Barrister practising in commercial litigation, equity and administrative law. She has appeared in a wide range of jurisdictions from the High Court to the Local Court and various tribunals including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Her commercial practice is diverse and includes contract disputes; competition and consumer law matters; corporations law matters and insurance disputes. She has experience defending directors and officers of corporations against breach of duty and negligence claims (notably appearing in ASIC v Vines).
Melissa not only appears for, and advises, large and small corporations, she has extensive experience acting for Commonwealth and State government agencies and Local Government Councils. Melissa also appears regularly at Commissions of Inquiry and the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
She has a First Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Masters in International Law from the University of Cambridge.
- Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of NSW (1996)
- Admitted to the NSW Bar (2003)
- Member of the Bar Association of NSW
- Deputy Chair, Diversity & Equality Committee, Bar Association of NSW
- Member of the Law Advisory Board, UNDA, Sydney.