Melanie Smith

Director – Business Development, Marketing and Communications


Melanie is the national head of Hall & Wilcox’s Business Development, Marketing & Communications team. She has over 15 years’ experience advising on professional services marketing.

Melanie manages a team of business development, marketing and communications specialists. The team brings together a broad set of skills and experience across client engagement, branding and design, bid management, copywriting, event strategy and planning, digital marketing and media relations.

At Hall & Wilcox, Melanie and the team are responsible for:

  • Client and industry group planning and strategy, including client listening and client service and consistency programs.
  • Tenders, proposals, and capability statements that support retaining clients and winning new work.
  • Branding, advertising, media relations and all firm external communication and collateral that builds our profile in the market.
  • Management of our digital presence: website, blogs, apps and social media platforms.
  • Reviewing, formatting and distribution of articles, case updates and thought leadership / opinion pieces.
  • Submissions for international legal directories and industry awards.
  • Graphic design.
  • Client and major staff event management.

Latest thinking

Thinking | 1 Mar 2017

Four Hall & Wilcox partners finalists in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards

Hall & Wilcox congratulates the following partners who are finalists for their outstanding performance in their respective practice areas in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year awards: