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Melanie was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in November 2019 after obtaining a Bachelor of Laws from Curtin University in 2018. Melanie has been a registered Migration Agent since 2016 (Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law & Practice) and a Justice of the Peace since 2019. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Public Relations & Tourism Management) having graduated in 2003.
Before joining HBA Legal in early 2020, Melanie worked as a solicitor with Brand Barristers & Solicitors (plaintiff practice) and also at Cullen Macleod Lawyers as its Business Development & Technology Officer. She also maintains the position of Principal Migration Agent with The Visa & Migration Company.
Melanie’s experience prior to HBA encompasses being on the plaintiff side of claims across several insurance areas including workers’ compensation, motor vehicle, personal injury, criminal injuries compensation and professional negligence.
Melanie is well versed in preparing comprehensive briefs for medical practitioners and other experts, as well as the execution of concise yet comprehensive briefs to Counsel. She is no stranger drafting court correspondence and, during the course of her migration work, she has also prepared submissions to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Melanie is skilled at reviewing a client’s position and providing balanced advice based on the history of the claim, together with an understanding of the client’s business objectives. Melanie prides herself on excellent attention to detail.
She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia; Women Lawyers of Western Australia; Women in Technology WA; the Migration Alliance; and the Migration Institute of Australia.
Melanie currently sits within Ruth Slater’s team in Perth.
Why clients like her …
She is an agile problem solver and lateral thinker. Her attention to detail means she can move between the small details and the big picture providing cost-effective outcomes without compromising on quality.