Michael Whitaker

Michael Whitaker



Michael has years of experience in property dispute resolution working in private practice at Pinsent Masons, Charles Russell Speechlys and Eversheds Sutherland. Michael’s extensive experience stems from acting for a wide range of clients and undertaking both commercial and residential property law matters. He has supported institutional landlords with the management of their property portfolios, advised commercial tenants and corporate occupiers and assisted private landowners and tenants across a variety of sectors.

Michael focusses on providing practical and commercial solutions to his clients, to help them navigate and mitigate disputes as well as to anticipate and avoid them at the outset. He also has experience in advising on various technical property law matters from Easements and Nuisance to Telecoms and Rights of Light.


Relevant experience includes:

  • Supporting both institutional landlords and corporate occupiers with their property portfolio asset management.
  • Advising on security of tenure lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (both opposed and unopposed) including strategy and practical solutions.
  • Advising tenants in respect of ending their occupation, including navigating break options, serving break notices, and ensuring smooth and dispute-free exits.
  • Advising tenants and landlords on their remedies in respect of breaches by their counterparties, including repairs; unlawful subletting; and rent/service charge arrears.

Fine Print

Key Practices

Property Dispute Resolution, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property, Commercial Contracts

Education & Training

College of Law York (LPC), University of Warwick (Law LLB)

Legal Roles

Pinsent Masons LLP, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and Eversheds Sutherland LLP (Property Dispute Resolution Specialist)

Other Interests

My side business/passion is photography which I love to combine with hiking and the outdoors. I am tech obsessed and always looking for an excuse to fly my drone and capture some unique shots. I travel as much as possible and enjoy discovering new places and cultures. I also enjoy practicing hatha yoga, the gym and scuba diving.

A social cause I care about

I am passionate about conscious and ethical consumption and living a more sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature and the environment.