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Melanie specialises in litigation, planning and development and acts for a diverse client base.


Melanie joined Mellor Olsson in 2012 and became a Partner in 2019.

She provides advice and representation to a range of business, individual and Government clients. Her areas of practice include contract disputes, leasing disputes, trade practices matters, debt recovery and insolvency.

Melanie has particular expertise in all aspects of property development and planning and acts for a range of clients, including representative bodies, Councils, developers, planners and third party objectors.

She also undertakes work in respect of Local Government matters.

Prior to commencing at Mellor Olsson, Melanie was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Anderson in the Supreme Court of South Australia and practised at a prominent commercial law firm.


  • Bachelor of Law (Honours)
  • Bachelor of International Studies