Jenny Orchard and Melissa Buchanan are the partners of Orchard Buchanan Law
Outside of Orchard Buchanan Law, Melissa and Jenny are great mates. They actually enjoy spending time together and catching up with their respective families and mutual friends, sharing ideas and generally discussing their various interests outside of legal practice. They are referred to by colleagues and friends as “the dynamic duo”.
Their mateship has filtered through to represent a strong team culture in the workplace. Team culture at Orchard Buchanan Law is viewed as pivotal to delivering excellent customer service.
Jenny and Melissa’s commitment to a team approach is evident in the way they deal with client matters. They work closely together and consult each other at each stage. Clients gain the benefit of Jenny’s extensive experience in the law and Melissa’s modern and forward thinking. This team approach resulted in Jenny and Melissa successfully running two large family law cases in 2016 which have been reported:
- Collins & Crawford  FCCA 1162 (19 May 2016)
- Commonwealth Central Authority & Newcombe  FamCA 485 (16 June 2016)
Commitment to our community
Jenny and Melissa are committed to giving back to the community in which they live and work. They have both previously held various positions in Echuca/Moama and the broader Goulburn Valley community on sporting and not for profit committees. Since moving to Bendigo Melissa has continued to give back to her community, and has sat on various committees during her time living in Bendigo. She currently sits as a Committee Member for the New Bendigo Hospital Capital Appeal and is the Regional and Suburban Young Lawyers Representative for the Bendigo region with the Law Institute of Victoria. Jenny is a current sitting committee member of the South Bendigo Football Netball Club. Both currently undertake pro bono work for the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre.
Tess is also committed to giving back to the community. She has taken part in shave for a cure, assisted in the organisation and running of soup vans in Melbourne and held Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers raising money for cancer research. Orchard Buchanan Law intends to continue giving back to their local community. We support charities such as Bendigo Food Share.