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Hugh Melville
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Property Planning and Construction
  • Water Law
  • Water Trading
  • Banking and Finance
  • Agribusiness
  • Superannuation
  • Wills & Powers of Attorney
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce
Hugh Melville
  • Echuca Office
03 5483 0200
03 5831 5377
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Hugh predominantly practices in commercial, property and water law. He is experienced in handling large scale rural and commercial property transactions in both Victoria and New South Wales and has also advised several irrigation bodies operating in the Goulburn Valley and Riverina districts. Hugh’s approach to practice is to provide quality and efficient advice and looks to achieve practical outcomes wherever possible.

Career History:

  • 2013 to present – Dawes & Vary Riordan Lawyers - Director
  • 2005-2013 – Cosgriff Orchard Legal – Articled Clerk/Solicitor/Associate

Professional Qualifications & Admissions:

  • 2006 - Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Laws - Monash University
  • 2003 - Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) - Monash University

Memberships & Associations:

  • Board Member - Echuca Moama & District Tourism Development Association

Recent works highlights include:

  • Advice and preparing commercial agreements under the Commonwealth Government's On Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program (Rounds 2-5).
  • Leading Commercial Team to prepare mortgage and security documentation on behalf of major rural lending institution.
  • Acting and advising in complex self-managed superannuation fund purchases of agricultural holdings.
  • Acting and advising in sale of major commercial property to publicly listed purchaser.
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