Melissa Loucas


Melissa Loucas is "exceptional – always available to deal with any issues that arise; she gives commercial and professional advice".

Legal 500 [UK 2019]


Melissa qualified as a Solicitor in September 1997 and joined Birketts in 2004. She is a Partner in our Commercial Property Team and is based in 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.

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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 and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. A client in this edition comments "I have worked very closely with Melissa Loucas and I only have good things to say about her. Our organisation was under a considerable amount of pressure to achieve multiple contracts and Melissa handled the pressure and kept to all deadlines we had".

Melissa is ranked in Chambers [UK 2018] and leads the firm’s retail sector group. Sources highlight her "excellent communication and understanding of the law" as key strengths.

Legal 500 UK 2020 - Leading Individual          Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer

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