As head of the Corporate and Commercial Team Deborah uses her vast experience to advise her clients on all types of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Deborah’s work also includes advising on business structures and restructuring, corporate finance, exit planning, joint ventures and commercial contracts. In addition, Deborah provides general advice and support to key decision makers so they have the guidance required to make the best decisions for their companies. Deborah’s expertise means that she is able to deal with businesses of all sizes from SMEs to PLCs, and no matter what sector they operate in or whether they trade nationally or internationally.  She also advises clients based outside the UK on business and transactions within the UK.

Deborah handles both small scale and multimillion pound transactions and has recently worked on a variety of transactions including, a large number of share transactions which have involved investments into private companies as well as outright sales and purchases (including groups with international subsidiaries), a Management Buy-Out,  business asset acquisitions including purchases from administrators, national and international joint ventures and mergers, refinancing, shareholder, partner and LLP member arrangements and legal issues relating to business planning and strategy as well as insolvency issues affecting businesses, directors and shareholders.

She is involved with businesses at every stage of development and her recent work has also included putting in place and advising upon structures for new and existing business ventures and initiatives (including international trading and structures) and dealing with reorganisations.

What others say about Deborah:

"Deborah and her team at Eaton Smith handled the recent sale of our family business exemplary showing 100% commitment to the lengthy transaction without faltering on their support both legally and personally.  The attention to detail in what was a  complicated business deal meant that I felt in safe hands and the understanding and guidance offered throughout made it easier for me to comprehend the complexity of the legalities which were completely out of my comfort zone.  I had complete trust in Deborah and the team and the dedication shown throughout meant I never felt alone or vulnerable in what was a stressful and emotional time.  I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Deborah Melluish and the team at Eaton Smith." (D. Storer)

Supporting businesses throughout Yorkshire, the UK and internationally; Eaton Smith's highly regarded Business Services Team advises on starting-out through to high profile corporate and international transactions, helping businesses with trading agreements, internet trading, business structures, reorganisations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, intellectual property, sports law, employment law, property, debt collection and disputes. One of our commercial clients has this to say about us:

"We were buying a large private company, who left us with a rather unreasonable timescale. I was therefore deeply impressed with the way you guys picked up the challenge and ran with it like the true professionals you are.

I think I heard a comment from the vendors about 'provincial solicitors' once at the beginning of the matter. I never heard it again. I can sincerely and honestly say, having had some experience of big city solicitors in the past, that I could not conceive how any other firm would have dealt with this in the same expert, expedient and insanely short timescale that you did. This is not flannel – it is a fact and I am humbled by the way you guys responded and looked after my interests and those of my company"

If you need a solicitor, you want to be confident that your interests are properly looked after. Our teams of legal professionals have an extensive range of skills and experience to offer our clients, who also enjoy the added benefit of dealing with a firm that is large enough to provide specialists in the many areas of legal issues that we cover including; family matters, employment problems, house purchases and sales, wills, crime and road traffic offences, personal injury, medical negligence and dispute resolution.