Melissa is a director of Innes Dean Lawyers and has a special interest in Elder law, Trusts and Relationship Property. She currently sits on the Manawatu Lawyer for Subject Person Panel as established by the PPPR Act (Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988) and appears in the Family Court when required for those matters. She regularly attends on staff and patients at the Palmerston North hospital and various rest homes and retirement villages.
Melissa is originally from a dairy farming background. She graduated from Victoria University with an LLB BA in 2007 and joined Innes Dean Lawyers in 2012.
Outside of work Melissa is a current Director of NZ LAW and the regional contact for New Zealand Christian Lawyers Network. She attends Hope Vineyard Church in Palmerston North. Melissa is married with two busy daughters and she enjoys spending time with her family ferrying them around or exploring the great outdoors.