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Michelle Bendall - Partner & Property Litigation Solicitor - VWV Law Firm


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Partner & Property Litigation Solicitor in Bristol

How Can Michelle Help You?

Michelle has worked for many years with public sector and private sector clients on a range of property disputes. She regularly works with local authorities, central government clients, private sector developers, office occupiers as well as partnerships, LLPs, schools, universities, charities and GP surgeries.

Michelle also advises on 1954 Act issues, rent arrears, dilapidations, covenant disputes, break notices, unreasonable withholding of consent issues, disputes effecting developments, restrictive covenants and easement. Michelle also specialises in overage disputes, advice on obtaining vacant possession and dilapidations.

Coronavirus and Brexit pose many financial challenges to universities. Michelle can confidently support you through these challenges and guide you through any strategic decisions you make.

Meeting Your Needs

Michelle is a regular speaker at training events for her clients, the RICS, surveyor firms, local authorities and central government departments. She works hard to find resolutions to disputes rather than pushing ahead with needless and costly litigation. She has vast experience of mediations, negotiations, arbitrations and court proceedings. And is a robust but constructive negotiator and seeks to obtain the best result without recourse to the stress and expense of litigation.

What Others Say

Michelle is ranked in the first tier in Chambers & Partners 2024, which states the following;

"Michelle offers clear and insightful advice."

"Michelle is an absolute expert in her field with an in-depth knowledge of the Landlord and Tenant Acts. She is a good tactician but also pragmatic and open-minded."

Michelle is recognised by Legal 500 as a leading individual who 'takes into account the overall picture and position of the client'  with 'superior knowledge of all aspects of property law, and sound tactical nous'.

Michelle's clients recognise her as 'excellent throughout'.

"Michelle Bendall is hugely impressive. She is clearly very experienced, sets a clear strategy, is hands-on in delivering that strategy, and achieves excellent outcomes. Michelle inspires confidence and is a pleasure to deal with." - Legal 500 2024

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What You Might Like to Know

Michelle is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

She takes a keen interest in history having read history at university. Also, she is an avid reader and is the hub of social activity in the Real Estate department organising events such as Office Olympics and regular sweep stakes.