Melissa Deutrom

Legal Director, Corporate and Commercial Law

Melissa Deutrom

Legal Director, Corporate and Commercial Law

t: 0118 989 9712
m: 07876 724 589

Melissa joined our Corporate team in 2017 and has been working on a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and general corporate advisory matters.

Melissa frequently advises clients in relation to the ownership of their business to include bespoke Shareholders Agreements and LLP Agreements. She also often acts on behalf of start-ups and established businesses in relation to negotiations for shareholder exits and investor introductions.

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 provided an in-depth professional service ensuring that we were clear on some of the more complex issues surrounding the agreement. She would always works with our timelines despite it being an extremely busy period for her. Its been really great working with Melissa and I would not hesitate in working with or recommending her and her team now or in the future. Thank you so much for all your insight and knowledge during the past few months.

– CFO, Consultancy Firm

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

– Finance Director, National Discretionary Fund Management Business

 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.”

- Richard Lord, Director

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.

- C Hall (Group Corporate Director), Inchora Limited.


 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.

- Andrew Vince, Seller of Nationwide Financial Business

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.

-Mark Nisbet, Managing Director

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.

-Simon Redhead, Managing Director, Wealth Solutions (UK) Ltd

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