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Birketts LLP

KINGFISHER HOUSE, 1 GILDERS WAY, NORWICH, NR3 1UB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01603 232300
Fax:
Fax 01603 230533
DX:
5230 NORWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birkets.co.uk

Melissa Loucas

Tel:
Work 01603 756482
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property

Position

Partner

Career

Melissa joined Birketts in 2004. She is a Partner in our Commercial Property Team and is based in our Norwich office.

Melissa acts for a variety of corporate clients based both locally and nationally, ranging from landlords and tenants to occupiers and investors helping with both acquisitions, disposals and asset management.

Melissa also advises on the property portfolios of a regional police authority, an international provider of claims management solutions and for a company specialising in surplus property liability portfolios (assisting with rationalising and optimising these assets and liabilities).

She has particular expertise and interest in the motor industry having acted for clients in this sector for over ten years. As a result Melissa is familiar with the key commercial concerns for such businesses and has experience in dealing with legal issues specific to this area.

Melissa has a keen interest in training and is involved in the recruitment and mentoring of our trainees. She is also a member of our training board, responsible for property training initiatives including our junior solicitors' training programme.


East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Norwich

Within: Leading individuals

Melissa Loucas - Birketts LLP

Within: Commercial property: Norwich

At Birketts LLP 'the service level is excellent and the work is done in a timely fashion'. One client remarks that it is 'among the best firms for this type of work due to its speed of execution'. 'In all departments the value for money is superb and they offer top professional advice with it', remarks one client. The 'commercially-minded, solutions-focused and extremely diligent' Melissa Loucas, who leads the retail sector group and advises corporate clients based both locally and nationally, including landlords, tenants, occupiers and investors on  acquisitions, disposals and asset management, is 'exceptional – always available to deal with any issues that arise; she gives commercial and professional advice’. Loucas, partner Bhargav Trivedi, associate Andrew Ridout and solicitor Joe Yexley are 'very knowledgeable and able to put complex legal issues in more simple terms; they are very committed, hardworking and personable'. Loucas and Ridout recently assisted an international technology company with landlord and tenant matters, as well as leases for its national network of retail premises. Robert Gibbs leads the strategic land group. Last year, he advised a national retailer on the management of its surplus leasehold property portfolio, which comprised ten sites across the UK.  Rising star associate Greg McCurday is also recommended.

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