Roach Corporate Law

Melanie Bird


Melanie Bird

Melanie is a commercially minded lawyer and is passionate about obtaining a swift, sensible resolution for her clients and maintaining and nurturing her client relationships which are very important to her.

Melanie commenced her career with a national firm in 2003, with a focus on general litigation and debt recovery.  In a career that has spanned well over 15 years, Melanie has worked in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Her move from Melbourne to Brisbane saw her take the lead to set up and grow a new office.  During her time in Melbourne and Brisbane she also made some fantastic connections that she continues today.

Moving back to Adelaide in 2008, she worked for a well regarded Adelaide firm, becoming a partner there in 2012.  She later took on a role with another reputable Adelaide firm as Special Counsel.

Her early practise in debt recovery expanded to cover insolvency, banking and finance, property law, and general commercial litigation. She also has a host of experience in wills and estate litigation, and employment law – running several unfair dismissal, redundancy, and harassment cases for employers and employees.

When she is not at work, she is running after her three year old son as a single mother, and her two dogs.