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The Aitchison Reid Team

Fionna C Aitchison Reid

Director and Principal Solicitor

Fionna C A Reid

Fionna has been a construction lawyer since 2002 and has predominantly worked for subcontractors, owners and developers.  She understands how to make business processes, contracts and legislation work for clients.  Although her team provides dispute advice and litigation services, Fionna is focussed on helping clients to protect themselves before disputes and payment issues occur, so that their chances of success are increased.  Despite having a strong litigation background, Fionna now heads the front end part of our practice specialising in contract drafting, contract review and advice.

Fionna was the first person to complete co-joint Building Science and Law degrees in New Zealand, is the co-founder of Women in Building and Construction group and a NAWIC (QLD) award winner for 2016.





Melissa Ban

Senior Associate

Melissa Ban

Melissa has been working exclusively in litigation since 2002, with primary experience in business disputes.  Using her wealth of knowledge in various courts, Melissa is focussed on providing dispute resolution solutions that are time and cost effective for your business.  Melissa heads the litigation team, which provides pragmatic advice and advocacy to clients.

Prior to being admitted as a solicitor, Melissa has worked both in finance and local government.  Growing up in a home of an electrician, Melissa has witnessed first-hand how hard it is to run a successful small business in the building and construction industry.






Tracy Wyllie


Tracy Wyllie

Tracy has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry in a wide variety of practice areas for both small and large firms.  This extensive experience proves invaluable to our team to ensure the administrative side of the practice is a well-oiled machine.

At home, Tracy also is one of those hard working women in the building and construction industry, assisting her partner to run the administrative side of his telecommunications business.







Courtney Allan

Graduate Law Clerk

Courtney Allan

Courtney graduated from Law in 2011 and now joins us as a graduate law clerk in our Contracts Team.

Since obtaining her Law Degree, Courtney has been working as a Quantity Surveyor at a Tier One Contractor in remote areas of Queensland.

Courtney’s experience as a Quantity Surveyor allows her to apply practical knowledge in reviewing your contracts.







Riley T Reid

Practice Manager

Riley T Reid

Riley manages our practice, with particular focus areas on risk management and information systems and security. Riley’s equipped with corporate management experience from his work at Virgin Australia in commercial and business intelligence, ANZ New Zealand in retail risk and consumer finance management, and Wrightson New Zealand in information technology services and marketing.

Riley has Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.