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Michelle Vandekleut ACILEx

Litigation executive

As a litigation executive, I work in the firm’s Legal 500-rated litigation & dispute resolution team. Working with both commercial clients and individuals, I advise on a wide range of issues.

I help my clients to understand the legal position of their potential claim, advising them on how to realise their objectives, and achieve the best possible outcome.

T 01242 542937 E michelle.vandekleut@willans.co.uk

Key skills

I help both defendants and claimants with a variety of issues, including:

  • Inheritance and trust disputes
  • Recovery of commercial debts
  • Contractual disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Disputes involving classic cars.

Experience highlights

I have been involved in the following;

  • Advising an individual on a successful claim against defendants as directors, who were attempting to claim corporate protection
  • Securing a settlement in a Court of Appeal claim involving a claim for ‘squatters’ rights’
  • Acting for an auction house in a claim regarding a valuable number plate retention.

I have specialist experience in bringing and defending claims relating to classic cars, including:

  • Advising on a successful Court of Appeal case involving a pre-War classic car claim, resulting in a landmark ruling
  • Successfully defending a claim in relation to title of a multi-million pound McLaren car.
  • A successful claim to enforce the validity of an oral contract for the purchase of a Porsche racing car
  • Acting in well-publicised £40m + claim against an industry established car dealer.

Michelle Vandekleut ACILEx can help you with a range of services

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