Melissa Sidney | Lawyer

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Melissa Sidney | Lawyer

Melissa is an Australian Legal Practitioner. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2020 after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Queensland University of Technology in 2018 and obtaining a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from College of Law in 2019.

Melissa is also registered as a legal practitioner in the High Court of Australia.

Prior to commencing her legal career with Corney & Lind Lawyers, Melissa worked in ministry with her local church. Her ministry and pastoral experience has proven beneficial when assisting our not-for-profit, charity and Church organisations. Her background also includes occupational health & rehabilitation and hospitality.

Melissa is passionate about helping people navigate their legal issues, often across a broad spectrum of legal areas. She currently works full-time as a lawyer with our litigation team, working alongside a team of senior lawyers in practice areas such as:

  • Family Law
  • Employment law
  • Schools & education law
  • Not-for-profit & charity law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil litigation

Melissa represents both employee and employer clients in workplace matters and disputes. She regularly negotiates successful outcomes for her clients in a timely and cost effective manner, and regularly advocates on their behalf in the Fair Work Commission when required. 

Melissa assists her family law clients through divorce, property division, parenting arrangements and domestic violence matters with compassion and professionalism. She understands that family law issues are often intertwined with emotional and relationship dynamics, and she develops tailored strategies for each client depending on their desired outcome. She represents and appears on behalf of her family law clients in the Magistrates Court of Queensland and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Melissa also has a passion for criminal law. She helps her clients understand the charges against them, whether minor traffic offences or serious criminal charges, and guides her clients through every step as the progress through the criminal justice system.

When not at work Melissa enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her friends, serving at her local church, and she is a big sports fanatic!