Melissa maintains a general employment and labour practice at Lakhani Campea LLP, acting for employers and employees. Melissa’s practice includes:
- Wrongful dismissal litigation
- Human Rights Applications
- Advising on termination packages
- Drafting employment agreements
- Workplace investigations
- Labour disputes and collective bargaining
Originally from sunny Australia, Melissa relocated to Canada in September 2014 after completing her law degree and articling at a full service firm in Sydney’s Central Business District. Melissa was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2017.
Prior to joining Lakhani Campea LLP, Melissa articled and practiced at a prominent Toronto civil litigation firm, where she regularly appeared before the Ontario Superior Court and the Small Claims Court and assisted with matters before the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Melissa is an active volunteer with Lawyers Feed the Hungry and Pro Bono Ontario’s Free Legal Advice Hotline. She is also a volunteer mentor with South Asian Women in Law.
When she is not in the office, Melissa can be found exploring Toronto’s eclectic restaurant scene or at the local yoga studio working on her downward-facing dog.
Memberships and Affiliations
Young Women in Law
Toronto Lawyers’ Association
South Asian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association & Ontario Bar Association
University of Sydney, Tech., Bachelor of Laws, 2014
Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Certificate of Qualification, 2016