Melanie is based at TPG's Christchurch office where she is a Senior Corporate Counsel, responsible for providing high quality legal services to TPG in conjunction with other members of the legal team. Before joining TPG in 2014, Melanie spent 10 years in private practice in Wellington advising clients on property and public works related matters, and three years in London working for several Borough Councils.
Melanie has a wide range of experience advising on all aspects of property and public works, with particular expertise in acquisitions and disposals, easements, reserves and leasing. Melanie provides legal advice on all aspects of the Public Works Act 1981 (PWA) and other legislation associated with TPG’s core business. She is also responsible for the drafting and review of legal documents, providing general opinions on property law and providing legal input to achieve pragmatic solutions for clients.