A widely respected healthcare lawyer, over a successful 15-year legal career I have built an extensive client network across the UK who look to me for proactive and innovative legal advice.

A partner at award-winning law firm gunnercooke LLP, with my team I specialise in all matters across the healthcare, dental, pharmacy and care home sectors – completing over 300 dental and pharmacy transactions since the early 2000s.

Known for leading on complex matters, I work closely every day with healthcare professionals, business owners and management teams to help ensure their transactions go through smoothly – allowing them to concentrate solely on their future.

Obsessed with the industry, I am also a regular speaker on healthcare-related issues and present at seminars up and down the country relating to the dental, pharmacy, care home and medical sectors.

In his spare time, Mel is an active tennis player and hopes to one day resurrect his tennis career.


“I used Mel during my recent practice sale. I have to say that, as a dental solicitor, he has a unique insight into the way that dental practices are structured. He was efficient, approachable and highly skilled during negotiations. He gave me a fixed fee and stuck to it throughout. At no time did I feel out of the loop and his whole team were first class. Absolutely fantastic!” Dr Matthew Perkins, former owner of Modus Advance Dental Clinic [April 2019]

“We engaged Mel and his firm to handle two of our pharmacy acquisitions.They were both running concurrently with one another. This was a very complicated share/company acquisition. We were given an extremely tight deadline to complete on 1st February 2019. Mel and his team had to handle not only the seller’s solicitor, but the bank appointed lawyer as well as a fourth solicitor acting on behalf of the seller’s SIPP. This was legal services on another level with a high degree of class. We are ever indebted to Mel and his team for getting this over the line, and within the strict timeline given by the seller. A great thank you to Mel Kang and Gunnercooke!” Mr A Fazal, owner and director of Seascale Pharmacy [April 2019]

“Mel was handling our second Pharmacy acquisition, side by side with our first. Whilst this was an extremely stressful time for us – it was clear that we had appointed the correct professional and team. We needed a true expert to guide us through this process, and whilst the pharmacy element was handled with relative ease, we had to rely on Mel heavily when it came to the property and new lease to the premises. We had number of issues to overcome, and again Mel had to deal with a number of lawyers on the other side. He had to pretty much guide them, to his way of thinking – which proved to be the sensible option, and with his determination we managed to see this through to completion a few weeks after our first acquisition completed.” Mr S Mirza, owner of Grasmere Pharmacy [April 2019]

“Mel has provided amazing support during the purchase of Cadbury Dental Practice. Without his knowledge and experience this deal may not have happened.” Dr K Gakhal [February 2019]