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Melissa McManus

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Melissa is an Associate Solicitor in the firm's corporate team.

“Your expertise, dedication and efficiency have been outstanding.”

A specialist corporate lawyer, Melissa’s main focus is advising on the sales and purchases of businesses. She is heavily involved in the regional market and has a thorough understanding of the key aspects of transactions meaning she can quickly assess and negotiate the best terms for clients, saving them time, money and unnecessary stress. Melissa recognises that the sale of a business is often the culmination of a life’s work and without expert advice, it can be a difficult and time-consuming process.

Insurance, agribusiness, transport and health are some of the niche sectors in which Melissa has specific experience and expertise: she has advised on numerous transactions in these areas and has an in-depth understanding of the issues and obstacles, ensuring any potential problems can be proactively managed.

“A very big thanks to you all (and of course to you in particular Melissa) for your ever prompt and very efficient and professional service and care throughout this entire process -we’d never have made it without you!”

Melissa’s business acumen and practical approach are two of the reasons that clients turn again and again to her for advice on further business acquisitions or disposals as well as drafting and negotiating partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements or terms and conditions of business.

A Durham University graduate, Melissa completed her Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University before qualifying as a corporate & commercial solicitor in 2013. She joined Burnetts’ corporate team in 2016 from Cartmell Shepherd.

Although originally from West Cumbria, Melissa now lives in Carlisle with her husband Mark. She enjoys networking in the local business community and is a professional mentor for the University of Northumbria.  Outside of work Melissa enjoys travel and keeping fit to balance out her love of food.