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Melanie provides practical employment advice to businesses, directors, partner/members and employees, particularly to clients in the financial services and technology sectors. She has 18 years’ experience in this area and has expertise in negotiating contracts and settlement agreements.
Melanie is Joint Head of the Irwin Mitchell French Group.
Melanie advises boards on their business structures and throughout reorganisation proceedings. She also assists businesses on making their acquisitions and sales.
She has experience in handling a variety of cases, including:
She is ranked as an expert in legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
Melanie qualified as a solicitor in 1998.
Whilst we’re proud to be part of the first wave of law firms leading the way on this front, we hope more will follow so collectively, we can make a real difference. Addressing biases, which act as barriers to improving diversity and inclusion, is something we all have a responsibility for. We believe that ultimately by doing so, we will be adding value to both our clients and colleagues.
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