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Senior Associate

Professional Biography of Melissa

Melissa joined the Coutts team in 2022 working as a Senior Associate in our Commercial Law & Litigation and Employment Law teams, based in our Campbelltown Office. In 2023, Melissa was promoted to Head of the Commercial Litigation department.

Melissa has extensive experience in the areas of Civil Disputes & Litigation, Building and Construction Disputes, Commercial Litigation & Employment Law for both corporate clients and individuals.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Marketing), Graduate Law Diploma from the College of Law; and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.

Melissa has over 12 years experience and is committed to helping her clients resolve their disputes by ensuring that they understand the process and that they have options to achieve an outcome that doesn’t always require the matter to proceed to Court. In addition to being well versed in preparing for court hearings in litigation matters and being a proficient advocate, Melissa excels in representing clients during settlement negotiations as she prides herself on providing clients with practical alternatives.

Melissa’s skill set means that she can assist clients from the start of a dispute through to litigation in a range of courts and Tribunals. Melissa communicates clearly with her clients in a language that they can understand and is confident in her ability to resolve legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective way to achieve favourable outcomes for her clients.

Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys shopping, reading, going to musicals and hanging out with friends and family.

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Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Marketing)
  • Graduate Law Diploma from the College of Law
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
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Areas of Practice
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Success Stories
Successful negotiations result in pre-litigation settlement Lawyer-in-charge: Melissa Care  Our client had approached Coutts to recover compensation for the poor workmanship relating to the installation of flooring. Due to the price of the service and recommendation received, our client anticipated the works would be of high quality and standards. However, our client was left disappointedRead More »Successful negotiations result in pre-litigation settlement
Commissions, Commercial Decisions and Avoiding Costly Legal Battles Lawyer-in-charge: Melissa Care  Our client had entered into an exclusive agreement with an agent to assist them with selling their property. Our client was not happy with the services provided by the agent and sought to terminate the exclusive agreement. Our client believed that they had terminatedRead More »Commissions, Commercial Decisions and Avoiding Costly Legal Battles
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