Michelle Stephenso is a partner in the real-estate team and is based at our Nottingham office. She advises clients on a wide range of general real-estate transactions, from the acquisition and disposal of both freehold and leasehold property to the day-to-day management of diverse, large-scale property portfolios.
Stephenso has particular experience in the retail sector and client relationship management both on an overarching and also a day-to-day basis, tailored to the client in each instance.
She works closely with clients to facilitate consistent and efficient estate management and has had specific responsibility for, and ongoing involvement in, a number of strategic projects involving the inception and roll-out of bespoke documentation for various initiatives, including franchise structures and healthcare partnerships.
Most recently, Stephenso has also taken on responsibility for the management of a discrete team of legal advisers dealing with high-volume management work for a large number of the firm’s tenant occupier clients. Standardisation of protocols, standing instructions and the way with which the work is dealt is driving efficiencies for the benefit of both our clients and the Shoosmiths business in dealing with this type of work.
Originally from rural Leicestershire, Stephenso was awarded a BA Combined Studies Exempting Law Degree 2:1 (Honours) from Leicester University (1992–95) and a Diploma in Legal Practice (Commendation) from De Montfort School of Law in Leicester (1997–98). She trained and worked until two years post-qualification at Harvey Ingram Owston solicitors in Leicester, a large regional firm (1998–03) and joined Shoosmiths in May 2003.
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