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Melanie is a senior associate in the transport, shipping and logistics team. Melanie advises clients in the shipping, logistics, road transport, commodities and offshore sectors on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Melanie is listed in the 2023 and 2024 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star Lawyer for Australian Transport Law.


Melanie has particular expertise in commercial and regulatory advice and disputes relating to domestic and international trade and transport. Her experience includes:

  • assisting with the representation of a ship owner and carrier in the Federal Court in relation to proceedings arising from a dispute relating to alleged damage to cargo during a voyage from Ireland to Australia
  • assisting with the representation of an international transport services and equipment provider in the NSW Supreme Court in relation to proceedings arising from a dispute about the existence of an alleged commission agreement
  • assisting a grain export company with a claim against one of Australia’s largest integrated logistics providers for breach of contract 
  • assisting an international shipping and container transportation company resolve multiple proceedings arising out of an incident involving three vessels in an Australian port
  • assisting insurance providers with transport related insurance claims
  • admiralty claims including ship arrests and judicial sales  
  • registration and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards
  • drafting and advising on various shipping and transport related contracts.