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Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

Melanie Burton

“The parks industry is an ever-changing landscape. That is why my clients need straight forward advice and support navigating their way through. Tozers’ award-winning Parks team can be there every step of the way and as industry leaders in the park law world, could not be better placed to advise you.”

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Melanie joined Tozers in 2007. She is a partner within the firm’s nationally recognised award-winning parks team, working alongside holiday and residential park owners to provide them with a wide range of advice, including; pitch fee disputes in the Residential Property Tribunal, park rules, breach of contract claims and consumer rights issues.

As part of a team of dedicated individuals who specialise in offering a wide range of dispute advice affecting the industry, Melanie and the team work closely alongside colleagues in parks commercial property and planning.

Melanie, who is Secretary of the BH&HPA Devon South Branch, has been a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2013. Through her role as a national legal adviser to the BH&HPA, and additionally supporting clients and members of the BH&HPA, Melanie spends time out of the office meeting park owners in a variety of settings including Association meetings and industry conferences.

Some of Mel’s recent support includes:

  • Strategic advice preventing and managing residential misuse on holiday parks including termination and possession proceedings
  • post-purchase warranty work where seller was in breach
  • managing a breach process and proceedings where the occupier failed to comply with their agreement with the park operator.

Away from work, Melanie is a huge supporter of women’s football and enjoys watching Plymouth Argyle ladies football matches, where her daughter plays in the u18’s squad.

Tim & Helen Chadwick

Your Thoughts

Testimonials

“Melanie provides a calm, reassuring and empathetic service, coupled with an impressive industry specific knowledge. That combination put us at some ease during the situation she was handling for us. Her straightforward advice, and pro-active approach, including a visit to the park when nearby, resulted in us using her for further services.”

Tim & Helen Chadwick

Company & Industry

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