Introducing Melissa Bush, Notary Public and Solicitor

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

Melissa’s unique approach delivers great results for her clients. Her solid grasp of the law sees Melissa achieving consistently excellent results for her clients.  You can read her clients' testimonials here.

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.

In 2017, Melissa was appointed as a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Melissa recently completed her Master of Laws (Applied Law) through The College of Law, specialising in Business Law.  She was recently appointed as an accredited advisor with Family Business Australia.

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