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Melinda Winning, Partner Barkus Doolan

Melinda was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 and attained Specialist Accreditation in Family Law in 2003. She has extensive experience in the practice of family law, having worked exclusively in that area for over 17 years. Melinda became a Partner of the firm in 2011. Melinda regularly presents papers at legal conferences throughout Australia.

Melinda has experience in a wide variety of family law matters including property, spouse maintenance, child support, international child abduction and complex parenting cases.  Melinda’s wealth of experience allows her to approach all aspects of her practice with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for clients either through mediation or litigation.



Bachelor of Law

Accredited Specialist – Family Law (NSW)

Admitted to practice in the NSW Supreme Court

Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia


The Law Society of New South Wales

The Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section