Michelle Bentley


Residential Property Paralegal

Experience

Michelle joined Birketts in February 2006 and is a Paralegal in our Residential Property Team and is based in our Ipswich office. Michelle is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is currently working towards completing her qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. 

Michelle acts for a range of clients on freehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity and refinancing arrangements. Michelle regularly acts for clients who are selling properties linked to new build purchases to ensure that the contractual arrangements are in alignment and the often tight timescales for exchange can be met.

In particular, Michelle works closely with our Private Client Department dealing with residential property matters in connection with inter-family transfers, wealth protection, probate and complicated trust arrangements. Michelle is meticulous and detail-focused, consistently receiving positive feedback from her clients.

An example of Michelle’s recent work is an interfamily transfer resulting in an undervalue leading to a Capital Gains Tax liability for one of the family members.
 

The Law Society Accredited Conveyancing Quality     The Conveyancing Association

Other Information

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys hitting the open road with her husband on their motorbike and spending time with their family.

Michelle is often first in the office and last out of the door in the evening and will always go the extra mile for both colleagues and clients.

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