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Melanie Burton

Melanie Burton

Special Counsel

An experienced litigation lawyer who was admitted to practice in 1996, Melanie has represented the Local Government Association Mutual Liability Scheme (LGAMLS) on behalf of various South Australian Councils in public liability and professional indemnity claims for over 18 years. As a result of her significant expertise, she has been recognised in Doyles Guide to leading Public Liability lawyers in South Australia. 

Melanie provides a broad range of advice to the LGAMLS and South Australian Councils as to the risks and resultant liability exposures arising out of their role as statutory authorities, as owners and occupiers of public and private property and infrastructure, and as providers of professional advice and services to the South Australian community. 

Melanie is an experienced lawyer with mediation expertise and uses these skills in helping her clients identify, work towards and achieve beneficial commercial outcomes in often difficult circumstances. 

Melanie understands the importance of sound legal risk management advice and is a skilled trainer of client operational staff on legal and risk management, for both public liability and professional issues.

Memberships / associations

  • Local Government Association Mutual Liability Scheme (Panel)
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Australian Local Government Womens’ Association
  • The Law Society of South Australia