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VWV

Real Estate Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 2South WestUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Healthy reputation for landlord and tenant disputes of all kinds. Advises large corporates, education and religious institutions, local authorities and government agencies on contentious matters concerning their estates. Noted activity in connection with disputes stemming from universities' property investments and transactions involving GP surgeries.

Strengths

An impressed source says: "The team has a wealth of experience and takes a solution-based approach."

One client says: "VWV's legal staff are very knowledgeable in their respective fields and always seek to consider our business requirements at every stage."

Another client notes that the firm's "advice is clear and simple rather than overcomplicated with unnecessary jargon."

Work highlights

Advised the University of Bristol on property issues arising from students leaving halls at the beginning of the pandemic, and the subsequent  short-term use of the properties for NHS staff staying away from their homes.

Notable practitioners

Georgina Little is a senior solicitor in VWV's Bristol property disputes team. She is adept at assisting clients with lease terminations and renewals, as well as rent reviews and disputes over the transfer of land.
"Georgina is marvellous - she steers us in a kind and helpful manner and is very professional." "She dealt with curveballs very well, and her advice was extremely articulate, succinct and resourced specifically from law."

Michelle Bendall has a strong reputation for advising on complex property disputes arising in various sectors, including aviation, education, religion and retail. She represents both public and private sector clients and regularly assists with both leasehold and development matters.
"Michelle has a lovely attitude and is really quick to respond and get work done. She gets to the point quickly and understands the nuanced differences between official correspondences." "She provides very clear and thorough advice."

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Real Estate Litigation


Georgina Little
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Michelle Bendall
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