Slater Heelis - School & Academies Team

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Katharine Mellor Partner

Katharine Mellor is a corporate partner based at our Sale Commercial Office. She is a former corporate partner in DWF LLP who joined Slater Heelis in 2013. Katharine’s client service offering in the healthcare, education and professional services sectors enhances the firm’s expertise in corporate and commercial matters. With over 40 years’ experience of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and reconstructions, partnerships and LLPs and charities, Katharine was the former senior and managing partner at Elliotts in Manchester who ultimately merged with DWF in 2007. Katharine was the first female President of the Manchester Law Society and has held non-executive director positions on the National Blood Authority and South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners and a trustee of the Brockbank Foundation.

Katharine is recognised as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.

Get in touch: 0161 672 1412

Richard Riley Associate Solicitor

Richard joined Slater Heelis in 2011.

He is experienced in commercial matters including legal issues relating to online businesses, infringement and protection of intellectual property rights, software development agreements, charity commercial participator agreements and franchise agreements.

He advises on corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, listings, management buyouts and reorganisations.

He has particular expertise in the education sector in academy conversions and consolidations.

Get in touch: 0161 672 1417

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