Michelle Hayter

Dispute Resolution Partner


Michelle deals with all aspects of civil and commercial litigation. She qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and became a Partner at Frettens in 2010.

Michelle’s experience ranges from contentious probate, breach of contract, landlord and tenant disputes, construction disputes, professional negligence, injunctions, boundary disputes, consumer credit and debt recovery.

Michelle is a Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) which demonstrates her expertise in disputes over wills and inheritances.

She also specialises in TOLATA work, acting for separating couples who are unmarried.

Michelle has been recommended in the 2020/21 Legal 500 which is an independent legal directory.


Michelle collects recipes from around the world. This in itself is perfectly normal, or it would be if she were prepared to cook any of them. Her wardrobe reveals a clever knack for spotting a designer bargain, a girl can never have too many little black dresses, surely? Michelle is as exuberant as she is competitive, but she also has a creative and artistic side and is a dab hand with a paint brush. Michelle loves fast cars, diamonds, red wine and, of course, eating out.