Michele was called to the Bar in 2009, following a career as an airline pilot. She completed the BVC at the University of West England where she was graded “very competent” and was awarded the Tutor’s Prize for high achievement. She was also awarded the Buchanan Prize by Lincoln’s Inn.
Michele has a mixed common law practice. She has been re-instructed on a number of occasions and has been described as displaying a ‘huge dose of refreshing common sense’. Having come to the Bar later in life she has experience of Planning and Licencing as an elected District Councillor and is keen to develop her practice in the area of aviation. She is also a qualified mediator.
Michele’s family practice includes both children law, where she appears in residence contact disputes, and ancillary relief private matters.
Michele deals with a variety of civil matters. She has experience of residential possession proceedings and has acted for councils in housing matters. She has conducted contractual disputes at a small claims level, and has recently taken instruction in fast and multi-track matters. Michele is also instructed in planning matters and has advised on boundary disputes.
Her sensitive yet robust handling of matters often leads to both professional and lay clients requesting she continues to represent them in court.
Michele is also qualified to undertake Direct Access.