Melinda’s practice revolves around principally, coronial inquests and the personal injury area of law.
Melinda is briefed to appear at medical and non-medical coronial inquests, including as Counsel Assisting the Coroner (including the State Coroner). She has appeared in over 35 inquests, including a number of high profile inquests. Further information is available by accessing her CV.
Melinda practices in the area of medical negligence (defence) and general public liability insurance. She is briefed by a number of leading medico legal insurers and general insurers, operating in her area of expertise, and has accepted Junior Counsel briefs to leading Queen’s Counsel who operate in her practice areas. Melinda was nominated as recommended Junior counsel in Doyle’s Guide in the category of ‘Leading Insurance and Personal Injury Barristers – Queensland 2016’.
As a solicitor Melinda was involved in a number of unfair dismissal claims and workplace disputes. Melinda has a keen interest in expanding her practice at the Bar to include employment and disciplinary matters.
Prior to commencing practice as a barrister in Brisbane in 2011, Melinda had close to seven years working as a solicitor. Prior to completing her law degree, Melinda had a 17 year nursing background as a clinician, educator and manager.