Michelle Petersen

Michelle Petersen

Conveyancing Partner
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Michelle Petersen

Conveyancing Partner

Michelle heads up the Conveyancing team in Ringwood and provides a friendly and approachable service to her clients and expertly guides them through a property transaction. She appreciates that buying or selling a property is often an emotional investment as well as a financial one, and her aim is to assist clients in navigating that journey.


Michelle Petersen is a Partner, Chartered Legal Executive and Fellow of CILEx.  She is based in Ringwood and is assisted by Trainee Solicitor, Justine Mears.

She deals with all things relating to residential property including purchases, sales, remortgages, transfers of equity and other property matters including adverse possession claims, matrimonial conveyancing and lease extensions.

Michelle enjoys problem solving and approaches difficult matters with a ‘can do’ attitude. She works efficiently with everyone involved in the transaction to ‘get the job done’.

In addition, Michelle has experience in Commercial Property, having worked alongside Oonagh McKinney on all types of commercial leases, refinancing and property development. Michelle also handles plot sales, providing invariable assistance when dealing with new builds, whether acting for seller or buyer.

  • Purchases at auction
  • Transfers of Equity and Remortgages
  • Selling and buying properties subject to lease extensions
  • Acting for commercial clients in the acquisition of investment property
  • Advising on restrictive covenants and the potential enforceability
  • Acting on behalf of developers in the sale of plots on a development site
  • Advising on SDLT in complex transactions
  • First registrations


Michelle likes to spend time with her family and friends, enjoying eating out and going to the cinema (but not to watch anything scary, as she says she's a total wimp!). She loves to be on the water whether that be paddle-boarding or kayaking and enjoys finding those hidden gems off the beaten track.

  • Michelle did a great job, there is no way I would be able to understand a lot of the areas that were investigated and issues raised. She pushed it all through quickly and managed all enquiries really efficiently. Really pleased.

    Mr Naude and Miss Hodson
  • The service was excellent. Michelle was very friendly and was always on top of things. The team were always on top of things as well.

    Mr Miskelly
  • Michelle, Laura, Christine and the whole team have been absolutely wonderful. The kindness, caring and total professionalism is outstanding. I am so grateful for the service afforded to me. Thank you.

    Mrs Branchflower
  • Both Laura and Michelle were so responsive and happy to answer all questions - the process was made as straightforward as possible and it was clear both were being proactive and keeping ahead of everything that needed doing.  We have had a poor experience with conveyancing in the past and this couldn't have been more different - simple and painless and we'll definitely be using Frettens in future!

    Mr & Mrs Emberson
  • Amazing communication and made sure of my understanding! Thanks for a great service.

    Mr & Mrs Smith