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VWV

NARROW QUAY HOUSE, NARROW QUAY, BRISTOL, BS1 4QA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 925 2020
Fax:
Fax 0117 925 2025
DX:
7831 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.vwv.co.uk

Michelle Bendall

Tel:
Work 0117 314 5326
Email:
Web:
www.vwv.co.uk
VWV

Work Department

Property Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

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 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.

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

"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'.

Member

Michelle is a member of the Property Litigation Association.


London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Led by Bristol-based Michelle Bendall, the team at VWV handles a wide range of contentious commercial and residential property matters and is particularly active for charities and investors alongside education and retail sector clients. Typical work includes break notices, contested lease renewals and development-related matters as well as rent reviews, restrictive covenants, easement disputes and possession claims. Katie Hickman is the main contact in London.

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South East: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

VWV's specialist team 'combines a deep understanding of contentious property issues with keen commercial acumen'. In addition to handling the gamut of general property disputes, it is active in insolvency-related litigation, where it often acts for landlords in matters where tenants have entered into administration. The group also generates work from high street lenders. Developer clients are another key work stream, with the group providing advice on options, development agreements and title/covenant issues. Laura Seaman and Michelle Bendall jointly lead the practice.

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South West: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Michelle Bendall - VWV

Within: Property litigation

VWV houses an ‘exceptional’ property litigation practice, which operates as an integrated part of the firm’s real estate department. The team has a particular strength in contentious work in the healthcare, education and public sectors. It also acts for developers, charities and religious institutions. Michelle Bendall is an ‘excellent advocate’. The 'brilliant' David Bird and senior associate Daniel Hall are also recommended.

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