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.
Michelle is part of our Coronavirus Response team and provides specialist support to clients in the sectors above on the challenges posed by coronavirus.
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, which states the following;
'Head of Department Michelle Bendall enjoys an outstanding reputation across the region. Sources highlight her breadth of experience in contentious property and note that 'her advice is very crisp and clear.''
She is 'a clear-eyed legal thinker who is comprehensively versatile'.
She is recognised as being a 'natural litigator' and 'very able, very commercial and can see the best way to get the client into the best situation'.
She is also recognised as 'an excellent lawyer, much loved by clients for getting them out of scrapes'.
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 a force to be reckoned with and someone you want in your corner." - Legal 500
"Michelle Bendall is a pleasure to deal with." - Legal 500
"Watching her act on our behalf is extremely impressive, It gives us quite a level of confidence knowing that we have her fighting our corner." - Chambers & Partners
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.