Mel specialises in corporate healthcare 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, children’s nurseries, 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 15 years.

Mel Advises

  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Childcare/Nurseries
  • Care Homes
  • GPs
  • Optometrists
  • Vets

Experience Highlights

  • Acting on behalf of a national operator of children’s nurseries on its £2.5m acquisition of a regional group.
  • 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 a regional care home operator on its £3.2m acquisition from the largest care home operator in the UK.
  • 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.


  • “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
  •  Shakespeare Martineau LLP – Assistant Solicitor

Other Qualifications

  • Recommended dental solicitor on the British Dental Association Panel


  • UCL London
  • University of Staffordshire (LLB Hons)