Melanie Steele

Melanie is an experienced solicitor, who not only has front-end commercial law experience coupled with back-end litigation experience, Melanie also has real-world business experience.  That wide mixture of experience means that Melanie’s clients get strong legal advice with a focus on achieving the best commercial outcome in any situation.

Having undertaken her training in the Commercial Litigation and Corporate Advisory groups of a national law firm, Melanie was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2001 and continued at the national law firm until taking a different path as a management consultant.

Melanie then returned to legal practice at a renowned boutique Brisbane firm where she worked for a number of years in a commercial litigation role.

Subsequently, Melanie worked in the not-for-profit sector as business manager of a specialised fundraising consultancy to not-for-profit organisations and then subsequently took on a role as a manager of a small business.

Melanie brings her experience in small business back to her commercial legal practice.  She takes a commercial approach to her matters and unlike some other legal advisers, looks at matters from both a lawyer’s and a small business perspective, to ensure her client’s interests are appropriately protected.

Relevant Experience

Melanie has experience in all aspects of Commercial/Business law including:

  1. Business structuring;
  2. Business acquisitions and sales, including acquisitions/sales of franchise businesses;
  3. Share/Unit acquisitions and sales;
  4. Shareholder/Unit holder agreements;
  5. Retail and Commercial Leasing; and
  6. General commercial document preparation.


Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Business (Management) from Queensland University of Technology

Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland


Member of the Queensland Law Society

Please feel free to contact Melanie on or ph 3160 0000 if you would like to discuss any matter with her.