Partner

Healthcare

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Testimonials

I always found Mel delivered for his clients and I have no reason to doubt that he will continue to do just that with his new client at gunnercooke LLP. I have no hesitation in recommending Mel to businesses in the healthcare or property development sectors.

Santander UK

Banking Director

Mel is a diligent, commercial and an efficient lawyer. He has acted for me on various transactions over some years, including the sale of two dental practices (one of which was the sale of a limited company) and commercial real estate work. I trust his judgement implicitly. He has always worked to deadlines and achieved closing of the complicated company sale on time, despite various issues arising close to the completion date. I would not hesitate to recommend him for both corporate and real estate work.

Dr R Gardner


Mel's excellent legal knowledge and approachability culminated in my very complicated dental purchase being completed with minimal issues

Alcester Dental Practice

Dr B Nathwani

Partner

Healthcare

Expertise

Mel specialises in corporate healthcare and property development and brings not only legal experience but also a commercial appreciation of what the transaction represents to his clients. Mel has undertaken a considerable number of transactions by reference to complexity and value acting on behalf of dentists, pharmacists, GPs, vets, optometrists and care home operators. He deals with high value acquisitions and disposals and is one of only a very select few dedicated healthcare lawyers advising white coat professionals for the last 12 years. He also acts on behalf of property developers, dealing with site acquisitions and disposals.

Mel Advises

  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • GPs
  • Care Homes
  • Optometrists
  • Vets
  • Developers

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for a corporate on its £14m acquisition of three pharmacies within extremely tight timescales to avoid target being placed into administration;
  • Acting for a dental partnership in its £1.7m acquisition of a large NHS practice;
  • Acting for sellers of a dental body corporate on a share sale value of £1.2m;
  • Acting for dentists and successfully applying to relocate their NHS contract to a new location and incorporating their GDS contract;
  • Advised corporates and partnerships to sub-contract clinical services under their GDS contract;
  • Acting for large national developers on site acquisitions, site set-up and disposals of multi-use schemes.
  • Acting on behalf of Santander UK Plc undertaking secured lending transactions to perfect security/refinance over existing debt for the re-finance of a multiple care home operator – transaction value £2m.

Seminars

  • “Selling your practice”; dental seminar with Christie & Co, Birmingham;
  • “The do’s and don’ts of dentistry”; dental seminar with Money4dentists, London;
  • “The importance of having contracts”; dental seminar with Essential Money, Worcester.

Career History

Previous Law firms

  • Vicarage Court Solicitors, Birmingham – Head of Healthcare
  • Harvey Ingram LLP (now Shakespeare Martineau) – Assistant Solicitor

Other Qualifications

  • Recommended dental solicitor on the British Dental Association Panel

Education

  • University of Staffordshire (LLB Hons & LPC)

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a free consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Mel's team

Testimonials

I always found Mel delivered for his clients and I have no reason to doubt that he will continue to do just that with his new client at gunnercooke LLP. I have no hesitation in recommending Mel to businesses in the healthcare or property development sectors.

Santander UK

Banking Director

Mel is a diligent, commercial and an efficient lawyer. He has acted for me on various transactions over some years, including the sale of two dental practices (one of which was the sale of a limited company) and commercial real estate work. I trust his judgement implicitly. He has always worked to deadlines and achieved closing of the complicated company sale on time, despite various issues arising close to the completion date. I would not hesitate to recommend him for both corporate and real estate work.

Dr R Gardner


Mel's excellent legal knowledge and approachability culminated in my very complicated dental purchase being completed with minimal issues

Alcester Dental Practice

Dr B Nathwani