Melissa is a Senior Associate in the Melbourne Insurance Team of Clyde and Co. The focus of Melissa's practice is the defence of medical liability, public liability and professional indemnity matters for major insurance clients.
Melissa is an experienced insurance litigation lawyer.
Melissa has a special interest in Health Law and Life Sciences.
She acts for a range of registered health practitioners including pharmacists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, Chinese medicine, psychologists, nurses and osteopaths in claims for injuries allegedly arising from negligent treatment.
Melissa also represents registered health practitioners in complaints made to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), Office of the Health Ombudsman, Health Complaints Commissioner and Health Care Complaints Commission, as well as in Medicare and coronial investigations and inquests.
In addition, Melissa acts for registered building practitioners including architects, building surveyors and builders, along with property managers and project managers for negligent provision of services.
Her public liability practice involves defending a wide range of global corporations, local businesses and governments in claims involving ‘slip and trips’ and various other circumstances.
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