Melissa completed her Law Degree at Adelaide University while working initially at what was then Consumer Affairs, then as a law clerk at Ward & Partners – working across all areas of legal practice.

Since completion of her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 1992, Melissa has practised almost exclusively in the area of wills and estates at a number of top-tier firms for 22 years before joining Adelta Legal as a consultant in 2014.

Melissa practises in all areas of wills, enduring powers of attorney, guardianship and trusts and has a special interest in estate litigation. Melissa regularly appears in the Supreme Court in relation to disputes about wills and estates and in the SACAT with respect to guardianship and administration matters, where her clients appreciate her blend of passionate advocacy combined with extensive legal knowledge.

Melissa is a member of the Law Society’s Succession Law Committee and co-editor of that Committee’s quarterly publication The Last Testament.