Melissa was admitted as an attorney on 26 August 2003. Before joining VFV, Melissa was a clerk to the Judge President of the Transvaal Provincial Division, the Honourable Mr Justice BM Ngoepe.
At VFV Melissa has been involved in matters in the Competition Tribunal, High Court matters, the Labour Court, the CCMA and various arbitrations in terms of the Arbitration Act and agreements between the parties. The experience in commercial litigation gained at the High Court and in practice has placed Melissa in a vantage position to advise on commercial agreements and corporate law in general.
Melissa has recently been focusing on customs and excise disputes and acts on behalf of various clients in this regard.