Meet the team

Lawyer

Melissa Pitout

LLB, BA

Lawyer

(08) 9220 4407
mxp@birmanride.com.au

Melissa has worked exclusively as a family lawyer since her admission as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia in 2017. She has acted in most areas of family law with an emphasis on complex parenting matters, divorce and property/financial settlement.

Melissa has always had a passion for family law and is an advocate for collaborative practice and resolving matters without Court proceedings. She has participated in many successful conferences and mediations and achieved amicable and cost-effective outcomes for her clients.

In her previous role as a family law solicitor, Melissa regularly advised and represented clients in Family Court proceedings with a view to guiding and assisting them through the daunting Court process.

Melissa graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2016 with Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts with a single major in Psychology. Melissa joined the Birman & Ride team in January 2019 and works in our Resolution Family Law brand.

Outside of law, Melissa enjoys reading, trying new cafes and restaurants and exercising. Melissa participated in the HBF Half Marathon in 2017 and aims to do a full marathon in the coming years.


Practises:
Family law

MEET THE TEAM

Partner
Jeremy Birman
Partner

(08) 9220 4480
jb@birmanride.com.au

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Partner
Michael Hodgkins
Partner

(08) 9220 4455
mh@birmanride.com.au

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Senior Associate
Lucy Dickens
Senior Associate

(08) 9220 4401
ld@birmanride.com.au

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Senior Associate
Nigel Siegwart
Senior Associate

(08) 9220 4402
ns@birmanride.com.au

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Lawyer
Melissa Pitout
Lawyer

(08) 9220 4407
mxp@birmanride.com.au

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Jennifer Nguyen
Lawyer

(08) 9220 4416
jn@birmanride.com.au

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Jessica Smith
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4409
jrs@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Laura Gaunt
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4414
lg@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Thomas White
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4418
tw@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Sara Thornton
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4415
st@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Angus Edwards
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4417
ae@birmanride.com.au

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Accounts Executive
Shan-Nam Lau
Accounts Executive

(08) 9220 4406
sl@birmanride.com.au

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Software development manager
Bradley Smith
Software development manager

bs@contactslaw.com.au
(08) 9220 4425

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Marketing consultant
Hazel Hodgkins
Marketing consultant

08 9220 4410
hh@birmanride.com.au

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