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I am an accomplished commercial property lawyer, with over 10 years’ experience in all property matters and recognised by The Legal 500 as an Elite Leading Lawyer. The service that I provide to clients is professional, friendly and prompt. My advice is proactive, astute, tailored to my clients’ individual business needs and with commercial initiative. I’m based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217332.
I lead the Real Estate teams, which are based across our three offices. I represent all types of commercial clients in their property work, including individuals, partnerships, private and publicly quoted companies, local authorities, pensions, SMEs, national and multi-national organisations, charitable entities and governmental and educational institutions.
My expertise is in the acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial property (including investment property), secured lending and finance, granting and taking of leases and landlord and tenant matters. I have specialist knowledge within the healthcare and charity sectors, and with complex stamp duty land transactions.
I love working with people and their individual business. Every instruction is different and I become part of their business. It is exciting and interesting to understand new businesses and to be part of clients’ development.
I have a young family so much of my spare time is spent with them. I enjoy socialising, eating out, and cooking. I keep fit through running, swimming and horse riding. I support school/nursery clubs attended with my family in their fundraising and local events.
Our Commercial Real Estate Team
Commercial Real Estate is a large team with significant experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property. Our individual members also have their own sector expertise, including environment & energy, health and social care, education and charity. The team has long standing relationships with clients and business partners, and we provide a tailored service to each client. We deal with each matter efficiently to ensure that deadlines and objectives are achieved. Our advice is commercial and practical, offering positive solutions.
Education law can be complex and there are many different reasons why you may need legal advice. Our Education team includes individuals who specialise in certain sectors, so you are guaranteed a solicitor who has the expertise in the area that you require. The team is made up of specialists working within the relevant principle disciplines – commercial and corporate finance, commercial real estate, employment and HR, and dispute resolution. We regularly work for universities, colleges, and schools, including Multi Academy Trusts.
What our clients say
Melanie Bache is very easy to get hold of, seems to give priority to our work, is friendly and relaxed and most importantly has a way of summarising potential issues in a practical way.Legal 500
I always felt Melanie and Tracey had my best interests in mind both in terms of the sale of my late husband's business and of the impact of any additional costs to me. They kept me informed every step of the way and I felt I could approach them at any time, thus making a very difficult and stressful time for me much more bearable.Jayne Kennedy, Snappy Snaps Franchise - Ipswich.