Melanie McKean

Melanie McKean

Partner based in Canberra

Melanie McKean

Melanie McKean is a partner in our disputes practice

Melanie specialises in dispute resolution, litigation, public law, investigations and reviews. Melanie advises government, commercial and private sector clients on a wide range of topics.  She represents her clients in civil, administrative and commercial claims. 

Melanie's clients value her legal skills, her ability to identify and manage risk, and her commitment to finding effective solutions for complex disputes. 

Melanie understands the policy and administrative context in which disputes can arise and which govern how they must be resolved. She has experience leading teams in the conduct of sensitive, high-profile, complex and multi-party matters for her government clients. She has also assisted government clients to make sound administrative decisions relating to complex and high-profile initiatives.

Melanie has conducted major investigations and reviews for the Australian Government, including the Investigation of Allegations of Workplace Bullying and Other Unreasonable Behaviour at CSIRO, and the Review of Allegations of Sexual and Other Abuse in Defence. Melanie conducts investigations under the Public Interest Disclosure Act and the APS Code of Conduct.

Melanie also acts for private, corporate and insurance clients. Her experience includes commercial, tort, construction and intellectual property claims.