Melissa Bush

Solicitor Director and Notary Public

BCom LLB(Hons) Grad Dip Leg Prac LLM

Phone: 02 9526 3433
Email: [email protected]

A lawyer with 27 years’ experience, Melissa has worked hard to develop Shire Legal as a dynamic and innovative legal practice.

Melissa’s unique approach, solid grasp of the law, and friendly approachable manner sees Melissa achieving consistently excellent results for her clients.

Melissa completed her Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (with Honours) from the University of Wollongong in 1994 whilst working as a paralegal for a sole practitioner. She then started as an investigator in the Canberra head office of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (formerly the Trade Practices Commission), before being admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1996. Following admission, she joined a local firm and practised in the areas of commercial litigation (Local Court, District Court, Family Court, CTTT), personal injury and property law (conveyancing, leasing, mortgages). Melissa expanded her experience even more, working as a Senior Associate in large multinational firms in the CBD, in property law, commercial litigation (District, Supreme, Federal Courts), franchising, insurance law, intellectual property and trade practices (Parts IV, V and X). She founded Shire Legal in 2003.

Melissa’s generous nature has seen her sharing her exceptional legal knowledge and experience by:

Her current focus is researching and adopting new and innovative practices that are starting to emerge within the legal industry, to bring Shire Legal to the forefront in delivering legal services to local residents and businesses in the best possible way.

In 2017, Melissa was appointed as a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Information about her notarial services is available here. Melissa recently completed her Master of Laws (Applied Law) through The College of Law, specialising in Business Law.  She is currently studying to become an accredited advisor with Family Business Australia.

Melissa holds the following memberships: