Melissa joined the Corporate and Commercial team in 2017 and has been working on a wide range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, the preparation of bespoke shareholders agreements and general company law matters. She also advises on partnership and LLP related matters.
Melissa graduated with a degree in Law before achieving a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in 2015.
Experience | Recent Projects
Assisting and Negotiating
- Assisting with the completion of a share sale for a £36m turnover company
- Undertaking the role of Legal Counsel for a client, a technology, health and commercial focused group consisting of 15 trading companies
- Assisting with and advising in relation to a number of share sales and purchases in the financial services sector with transaction values between £2m and £15m.
- Negotiating and dealing with the corporate aspects of a shareholder exit
Interests and Hobbies
Outside of work Melissa loves travelling (when annual leave permits!), more locally Melissa can often be found attending the theatre or playing most sports.
Melissa, I just wanted to add my thanks to you for your professionalism and support throughout the process. You helped us stay calm through extremely stressful situations and we are very grateful for that
Alex and Melissa provided a very professional service whilst also ensuring we negotiated some key inclusions and protection into our business sale agreement. Alex was a real ally ensuring that we negotiated the best possible outcomes and found solutions to areas where one didn’t seem to be present. His work alongside Melissa ensured a cohesive delivery of our complex sale – thank you both.”
Melissa has been a pleasure to work with over the last few months, her ability to pick up complex commercial legal matters, together with her attention to detail has been very impressive. We would highly recommend Melissa for any commercial legal matters.
Herrington Carmichael were recommended to myself and my fellow directors to act in the selling of our financial services company. Throughout the process I found Alex Canham and Melissa Deutrom to be knowledgeable about our particular industry, they acted in our interests in a diligent but pragmatic way, gave sound advice, were responsive to our requests and focussed on achieving the deadline that we required. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others in a similar situation.
It was delightful working with Melissa. She made me feel comfortable when dealing with what was a complicated process. Melissa was professional, knowledgeable and dedicated.
A big thank you to Alex and his team in particular Melissa who worked diligently and at all times looked to serve our best interests. They were constantly available to provide reassuring advice through a sometimes difficult transaction and fraught period. Despite the tight deadlines and significant workload I was delighted with their performance.
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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.