Melissa practices in the fields of Environmental Health and Safety Law and has acted for various clients in the mining, industrial and development sectors in respect of environmental matters. Melissa provides environmental-legal opinions and strategic environmental-legal advice and further assists clients in environmental-legal compliance matters and administrative appeals. She has undertaken numerous environmental-legal requirements and compliance audits within the mining and industrial sectors including due-diligence assessments.

Melissa has advised clients on safety, health and environmental-legal risk and liability exposure and has managed various safety, health and environmental-legal compliance assessment projects undertaken in respect of key-account clients. Melissa has also provided safety, health and environmental-legal training to clients within the mining and industrial sectors including environmental consultant companies.

Melissa practiced Environmental Law at Cameron Cross Incorporated and was appointed as a Director of Cameron Cross in January 2012.

Melissa joined Tabacks in 2013. Her practice continues to focus on all aspects of Environmental Health and Safety Law and she continues to assist clients within the mining, industrial and development sectors.


Engagements

  • SHE-legal interpretation and opinion provided to companies operating within the development, mining and industrial sectors;

  • Preparation of appeals in accordance with mining and environmental legislation;

  • Representing clients in environmental litigation proceedings;

  • Management of numerous safety, health and environmental-legal compliance assessment projects in respect of key-account clients.


Education

  • LLB, University of Pretoria (2002)

  • Admitted as an attorney in 2003


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