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.

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



  • University of Staffordshire (LLB Hons & LPC)

Recent awards