Melissa Royle is an Associate Lawyer with the firm and has a practice focusing in the areas of civil litigation and commercial law. She has experience in a number of specific areas including contract interpretation and dispute resolution, real estate, employment law, and privacy/access to information law. Melissa has appeared before the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Trial Division), the Provincial Court of Newfoundland (Criminal Division), the Provincial Court of Newfoundland (Small Claims division) and various boards and tribunals.
Melissa was admitted to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, where she was awarded the Reginald H. Brown Memorial Law School Scholarship and the Law Foundation of Newfoundland Scholarship for the Study of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and History from Memorial University.
Melissa actively serves on committees of the Canadian Bar Association and the St. John’s Board of Trade, and volunteers with Fundraising efforts of numerous community organizations including the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and Perchance Theatre. She also provides frequent political and current affairs commentaries and is a political panelist for the CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show.