Melissa Bates

B.Bus. CA
Senior Associate – Forensic Services
Commercial litigation
Financial capacity assessments
Business valuations
Financial crime and fraud

Expertise

Melissa Bates works on a comprehensive engagement profile across the area of forensic accounting in the commercial group. Melissa’s expertise is in commercial litigation disputes, financial capacity assessments and criminal and fraud investigations. Melissa has assessed damages in relation to various commercial disputes including trade practices disputes, contract and shareholder disputes.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Bachelor of Business – Queensland University of Technology

Background

Melissa joined the forensic division of Vincents in 2002, starting in economic loss assessment and personal injury matters before moving to commercial litigation. Melissa has extensive experience across the area of forensic accounting in the commercial group. Prior to 2002, Melissa worked at Pilot Partners in business and taxation services.

Memberships

  • Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • CA ANZ, Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group (FASIG) – Subscriber

Publications & Presentations

Melissa has provided training and presentations to assist solicitors and claims officers in understanding the assessment of damages in personal injury matters.

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