Position: Lawyer

Practice Area: Litigation, Employment & Workplace Relations Law

Education & Qualifications: Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts/Laws, Monash University

Professional Memberships: Law Institute of Victoria, Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce’s NEXT Future Leaders Committee.

Melita practices predominantly in workplace relations.  She has a keen interest in drafting and reviewing employment contracts as well as representing employees and employers at the Fair Work Commission.  She is experienced in post-employment restraint clauses, deeds of release, general protections and underpayment claims.

In addition, Melita has significant experience working on breach of contract claims, building and property law disputes and professional medical negligence investigations.

Prior to joining Nevett Ford, Melita was employed as a judge’s associate at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and has appeared in numerous State and Federal courts and tribunals.

Before commencing her legal career, Melita spent five years working as an Adviser to a Federal Member of Parliament.