Partner in Dispute Resolution & Head of Property Litigation
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Joined: April 2012
Michelle is a Partner at Gardner Leader in the Dispute Resolution team.
Michelle specialises in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution from contractual disputes, professional negligence, partnership/shareholder disputes and arbitration.
Michelle also specialises in all forms of property litigation, contentious landlord and tenant matters, rent arrears, disrepair and dilapidations, forfeiture, restrictive covenants and obtaining possession.
Michelle is also an expert in regulatory matters such as Health and Safety, environmental and trading standards. She is regularly involved in defending prosecutions and assisting in regulatory investigations. Michelle was recognised in 2012 by Chambers as a Leading Individual in this area.
Michelle trained and qualified with Gamlins Solicitors, later moving to Penningtons LLP and then Thomas Eggar LLP prior to joining Gardner Leader.
The practice area [Dispute Resolution] was praised in the Legal 500 (2016) rankings stating that “Gardner Leader LLP’s [Dispute Resolution] team ‘punches well above its weight’ and provides ‘excellent assistance in highly complex, multi-jurisdictional cases’… Michelle Di Gioia focuses on High Court litigation and regulatory matters.”
Michelle received further comment (in Legal 500 (2016) rankings) on her role in Health and Safety. “Gardner Leader LLP has noted an increase in instructions to advise on risk and compliance assessments, while simultaneously handling high-profile defences. Practice head Michelle Di Gioia defended Natures Way Foods in proceedings from the death of a sub-contractor while working on the client’s site.”
Relevant work highlights
Michelle’s recent highlights include: