Melissa graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2005 with a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2006. Melissa has work in Family Law since 2007.

Melissa specialises in Family & Relationships Law, providing representation and advice in relation to property settlements (including de-facto property disputes and same-sex relationships), children’s matters (including child protection matters), divorce proceedings, child support matters, paternity disputes and family violence orders.

Since 2012 Melissa has accepted appointments as separate representative in the child protection jurisdiction.

Melissa appears frequently as both solicitor and counsel in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Magistrates Court of Tasmania and has considerable experience with court ordered mediation.


Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Arts 
University of Tasmania

Areas of Practice


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