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Melanie Ryan

Melanie Ryan

Head of Client Solutions, ALT (Asia & Australia)

Melanie is the head of Client Solutions for ALT in Asia and Australia.



Melanie specialises in designing and implementing solutions for bespoke projects or “business-as-usual” support for in-house legal teams using databases and AI software to leverage teams, process and technology.

Melanie applies her industry knowledge to assist our clients by working with them directly to achieve their goals in a cost efficient manner. Melanie has experience in dispute management and transactional support in the Government sector, construction and real estate industries, banking and finance, commercial litigation, financial services and cross-sector M&A.

With the rise of artificial intelligence, digitisation and the disruption of service delivery across the legal industry, Melanie works with clients to find innovative methods and alternative solutions for traditional legal products and services.

Recently named as one of “The tech pioneers: 24 evangelists for change in the legal sector” by The Lawyer UK magazine July 2018.


Melanie joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2006 and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the legal technology industry.

Prior to joining HSF, Melanie was a legal technology manager at a top tier Australian firm and was located in both Melbourne and Brisbane. In addition to her significant experience in the Australian market, Melanie has also worked on designing the Queensland Supreme Court practice notes for the Use of Technology in litigation and managed the first electronic trial in Queensland.