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Melissa joined Birketts in 2004. She is a partner in our commercial property team and is based at our Norwich office.
Melissa acts for a variety of corporate clients based both locally and nationally, ranging from landlords and tenants to occupiers and investors helping with both acquisitions, disposals and asset management.
Melissa also advises on the property portfolios of a regional police authority, an international provider of claims management solutions and for a company specialising in surplus property liability portfolios (assisting with rationalising and optimising these assets and liabilities).
She has particular expertise and interest in the motor industry having acted for clients in this sector for over ten years. As a result Melissa is familiar with the key commercial concerns for such businesses and has experience in dealing with legal issues specific to this area.
Melissa has a keen interest in training and is involved in the recruitment and mentoring of our trainees. She is also a member of our training board, responsible for property training initiatives including our junior solicitors' training programme.
Melissa is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016]. Clients say Melissa is "just who you want to deal with a big property matter". In previous editions clients say she "offers relevant advice that is easy to follow" and she "always seems to go the extra mile".
Melissa is ranked in Chambers [UK 2017] and leads the firm’s retail sector group. One impressed client notes: “She is excellent, responsive, and always there to help.”