Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Social Housing - Midlands (Bar)
Singled out for her expertise in cases involving disability, mental capacity and human rights issues. She is instructed in matters ranging from possession and injunction claims to judicial review claims and service charge disputes. She accepts instructions on behalf of landlords and tenants and has appeared in the Court of Appeal as sole counsel.
Strengths:"She is very good with clients and really good with details. She meticulously prepares for matters and will know things inside out."
Recent work: Represented Black Country Housing group in a complex possession claim against a tenant with a history of hoarding behaviour.
Real Estate Litigation - Midlands (Bar)
A leading real estate litigator who can be trusted with cases of the utmost complexity. In addition to her strong social housing practice, she handles a range of commercial property matters and has notable experience in boundary disputes and possession claims. Her recent experience includes handling property cases with issues of fraud. She is skilled at handling cases that raise human rights issues.
Strengths: "She is a powerful advocate who goes above and beyond." "You get a level of service and quality of work from Michelle that you would expect to receive from a silk at a London set."
Recent work: Successfully represented a couple in a boundary dispute with a neighbour concerning whether the originating conveyance defined the boundary or whether it was represented by fence erected by the developer.
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Business and Property, Social Housing
Michelle Caney was called to the Bar in 2004 and joined St Ives Chambers in 2005. She is currently Deputy Head of the Business & Property Group and Housing Group.
Miss Caney is an accomplished real estate litigator who can be trusted with cases of the utmost complexity. She has extensive experience across the full spectrum of property litigation. Her busy practice includes chancery litigation, commercial property disputes and general landlord and tenant matters. Miss Caney is sought after for her technical knowledge and has notable experience in boundary disputes and TOLATA litigation.
In the social housing arena, Miss Caney is singled out for her expertise in cases involving disability, mental capacity and human rights issues. She is instructed in matters ranging from possession and injunction claims to judicial review claims and service charge disputes, and has recently been involved in high profile litigation concerning Traveller Injunctions. Miss Caney regularly advises on matters of policy and strategic issues facing local authorities and registered providers of social housing.
Miss Caney has a reputation for combining meticulous attention to detail with a down-to-earth approach and always fighting hard to achieve her client’s objectives. She is highly regarded as an advocate and has a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom. Miss Caney has appeared in the Court of Appeal as sole counsel.