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Melissa King

Solicitor

Biography

Melissa is a Solicitor in the Commercial Team.

Melissa has worked on a variety of matters for both private and public sector clients. She has assisted the Public Sector Team with a wide range of matters and her work has included drafting State aid reports, tender documents and procurement documentation.

Prior to joining Ashfords, Melissa worked as a Paralegal in a Devon based firm working within the Commercial Property department.

Relevant experience

  • Large customer service and retail company: Assisting in providing advice to a service facility provider on a wide range of procurement queries and providing general procurement support.
  • Large customer service and retail company: Assisting in providing advice to a service facility provider on the application of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 in respect of the award of a number of contracts.
  • London Borough: Assisting in the drafting of procurement documentation for a £30 million regeneration project for a London borough. Our involvement includes providing advice on the procurement strategy, planning matters, governance and vires as well as working with technical advisers CBRE.
  • Local Authority: Assisting in advising the council in relation to its establishment of a wholly owned housing development company. Our instructions cover all elements of the legal work required to bring this project to fruition, including project structuring, options appraisals, procurement advice, State aid, governance, vires, local authority finance structures, application of the right to buy, high value voids and housing management.