Melanie McGuire | Associate | Brisbane

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution 
  • Debt Recovery & Insolvency
  • Building & Construction
Tel +61 7 3001 9289Mob 0418 738 372Email

Melanie was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2013. She is committed to seeking commercial outcomes for clients and providing proactive and cost effective legal services.

Melanie has experience across a number of jurisdictions, providing advice and representation in corporations, bodies corporate and community management and property disputes, as well as general debt recovery and insolvency issues.

She also has experience in advising and acting for the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland in disciplinary proceedings and regulatory prosecutions.



 Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Baycorp Collections Pty Ltd

    Acting on defended debt recovery and enforcement matters.

  • Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland

    Advising and acting for the Board on regulatory matters, including disciplinary proceedings in QCAT and prosecutions; Has also acted as Locum Senior Legal Officer for the Board, where necessary.

  • Body Corporate Advice

    Advising Bodies Corporate, Body Corporate Managers and Management Rights owners on various aspects of the Body Corporate and Management Rights industry, including corporate governance and meeting procedures, by-law enforcement, defamation and transfers of Management Rights.

  • Private Clients

    Acting for private clients (including advising and conducting proceedings) to recover debts for breach of contract.

Debt Recovery & Insolvency

  • Contractors

    Recovering a payment claim through the adjudication process for a contractor pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act.

  • Bodies Corporate

    Acting for various Body Corporate schemes to recover statutory debts for unpaid contributions of lot owners pursuant to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.

  • Baycorp Collections Pty Ltd

    Advising on bulk debt recovery and enforcement matters.

  • Landlords of commercial premises

    Advising on and recovering rental arrears and making good costs in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts of Queensland.

  • Private Clients

    • Advising and acting on behalf of clients and insolvency practitioners in relation to all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency;
    • Recovering preference payments and unreasonable director-related transactions; and
    • Advising liquidators in respect of director penalty notices and other insolvency related issues arising in the course of liquidation.

Building & Construction

  • Building and construction contractors and subcontractors

    • Advising on the recovery of debts arising from unpaid payment claims where no payment response was received under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act;
    • Recovering  payment claims through the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act; and
    • Preparing payment schedules and subsequent adjudication response under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act.



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