A boutique commercial law firm based in the hinterland of Byron Bay, offering a full range of commercial and personal legal services, with unique specialist expertise in intellectual property and technology law.

Genuine client-focused service

Creating ethical solutions

We specialise in:

  • Intellectual Property

  • Commercial and SME business law

  • Land and Property Transactions

  • Digital technology and start-ups

  • Wills and Probate

Our vision is to provide our business and social community with affordable yet leading edge quality legal services.

Finding ethical solutions

Local integrity

Our values:​

  • constant innovation and creative thinking

  • personable and engaging communication

  • commitment to social responsibility

  • striving for excellent and practical outcomes

  • to acquire and maintain a depth of expertise

Legal disputes and litigation are often a part of life and doing business.

Hinterland Legal's dispute strategies support our clients by managing disputes effectively, from assessing legal risks and liabilities to resolving commercial and civil disputes.


Julian Kelly & Maggie Dylan Folk Byron Bay

We have worked with Melissa for 

4 years, on both personal and commercial matters over this time, and we have always been deeply satisfied with her services. As a young couple in business, situations requiring legal prowess have been a professional and emotional challenge for us. Melissa has expertly guided us through every such hurdle that we have faced in business and made us feel assured, capable and that she has unselfishly had our best interests at the forefront of her work. We have come to view Melissa as an inspirational woman and cannot recommend her highly enough."

Emma Wallace

Clone Surfing Consultants

"Choosing legal advice was a big step for our small IT business and we have been fortunate in finding Melissa. Her easy to understand, down to earth approach and depth of knowledge has given us confidence that we made the right decision.  Her passion for small business is clear and we will definately stay with her as we grow."

Roger Akins


"Melissa at Hinterland Legal has provided legal services to Vitality4Life for many years now and during that time our business has grown from an Australian sales business to an international one. We rely on Melissa for the full breadth of legal issues that a business like ours needs, from commercial and contractual law, employment issues, property as well as specialist intellectual property. Melissa is now an important part of the Vitality4Life team, giving our business the high level legal support with a quick turnaround that is critical to us."