Meet Melany Dowse

Special Counsel

Melany Dowse

Melany has practised predominately in the areas of building and construction, commercial litigation and dispute resolution.  Melany has extensive experience in conducting complex construction disputes, large-scale contractual, negligence and insolvency matters as well as Australian Consumer Law matters including misleading and deceptive conduct.

Melany represents a broad range of clients from the individual and small businesses to bodies corporate, insolvency practitioners and corporate entities.  She has extensive experience in all Queensland tribunals and Courts but particularly the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland.  Melany also has experience in mediating commercial outcomes for clients where possible.


Qualifications, memberships and recognition

  • MQLS – Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • LLB – Bachelor of Laws – University of Queensland
  • GDLP – Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Queensland University of Technology
  • BAIR– Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) – University of Queensland
  • Admitted – Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland – 2004
  • Admitted – High Court of Australia – 2004


Melany holds the ability to practice law in the:

  1. Federal Courts (including the High Court)
  2. Queensland Courts
  3. New South Wales Courts
  4. South Australian Courts
  5. Victorian Courts
  6. Western Australian Courts
  7. Australian Capital Territory Courts


  • Construction
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Professional Negligence
  • Urgent Court Applications

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