Melissa Phillips B.A., JD


Melissa joined the Tucker Partners team (then Lachlan Partners Legal) in May 2011.  Melissa completed the Juris Doctor program with RMIT in 2015, graduating with distinction.  Later in 2015, Melissa successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law, and was admitted to practice in February 2016.

During her time at Tucker Partners, Melissa has had broad experience in a range of areas of law, including:

  • commercial and business law
  • employment law
  • intellectual property; and
  • litigation

In the commercial and business context, Melissa has had experience in a range of transactions, including the sale and purchase of small to medium businesses, companies and shares.  Melissa has worked on matters involving insolvency, debt collection and securities, and is also regularly involved in the preparation and review of commercial contracts.

Melissa’s employment law experience includes preparing employment contracts, acting for both employers and employees in workplace disputes, and advising in relation to bullying and harassment, termination of employment, and restraint of trade issues.


Areas of practice

  • Commerical and business

  • Employment

  • Intellectual Property

  • Ligitation

Melissa's professional memberships