Melanie Findlay is a Partner in our Energy, Environment and Agribusiness division. She began her career at Rees R & Sydney Jones in 2006 after being admitted as a Solicitor. Six years later she became a Partner of the firm.

Melanie discovered her passion for Rural Law whilst being mentored by past Partners of the firm, Andrew Palmer and Roger Baker. Her love for Water Law, land access and protecting landholder land rights developed along the way. Melanie is passionate about representing her rural clients as she believes they are hardworking, resilient and genuine people. She is often described by her clients as easy to talk to without the legal jargon.

A Central Queensland local since 2006, Melanie likes to be involved in her local community. She is the Secretary of both Capricornia Catchments Inc. and the Queensland Rural & Remote Area Fund. She often organises donations and drives for drought affected remote rural families.