With her trademark smile, Melissa makes being a an assistant to a team of lawyers look easy, despite the pressures of competing team-member needs. Her positive attitude allows her to remain calm and steadfast even in high-pressure situations, and she is always there to deliver comprehensive admin support in her polite and quietly competent way.

Melissa has been a member of the WJM team since March 2020 – not the easiest time to start a new role – and has embraced each new day as a learning experience. This no-two-days-are-the-same environment is actually what she enjoys most about the job, with new and challenging tasks always offering the opportunity to learn and acquire new skills.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys a good country drive – regional Victoria has so much to offer, and there always seems to be a new town or spot of nature to explore. These explorations are also giving her a small taste of travel until she can one day discover the backroads and byways of Europe. That’s not to say, of course, that she’s always out and about – she has been known to enjoy the odd Netflix binge from the comfort of the couch, and she just as much loves spending quality time with her partner and their extended families.