Michelle is a nationally recognised expert in the residential development sector.

Michelle specialises in all areas of development with her main focus being on regeneration schemes, joint ventures, land acquisition, land disposals and all ancillary work relating to development. Michelle acts mainly for house builders and registered providers and has worked in the sector for over 20 years. Michelle's clients include BDW, Vistry, Taylor Wimpey and Sovereign Housing Association. Michelle is head of the Projects, Finance and Real Estate team at Osborne Clarke and sits on the Executive Board.

"Michelle is very approachable and gives clear, calm advice. She is focused on delivering."

Chambers and Partners

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I have a keen interest in the future of living, place making, social value and the environmental impact of all developments. My main focus area is helping my clients achieve their objectives and to comply with the regulations through supporting them on bids and acting on the schemes.

Michelle McGurl is the best real estate solicitor I have worked with. Her knowledge and understanding are amazing. Her advice is excellent. She is always calm and considered even in difficult face to face meetings. Seriously impressive.

Legal 500
Barnet and Southgate College

Advised on the acquisition and redevelopment of Barnet & Southgate College for BDW and advised on the regeneration of Cane Hill Cousldon by BDW in partnership with the GLA.

Ealing – Vistry Partnerships

Advised Vistry on their bid and the subsequent transaction relating to the re-development of Ealing's council offices for residential development including affordable, retail, commercial and new council offices.

Meridian – Vistry Partnerships

Advised Vistry on their bid and the subsequent transaction relating to the first phase of the Meridian development with Enfield Council.


Advised Sovereign on their acquisition of several phases at Wapping Wharf over several years.