Michael Dulhanty

What Michael can do for you

Michael joined Hempsons from an in-house role. He has more than 15 years’ experience advising on all aspects of commercial property matters including portfolio management, development agreements, investment sale and purchase agreements, option agreements, pre-let agreements and leases for occupational tenants. Michael acts for charities, NHS Trusts, GPs (with regards to their Primary Care facilities) and private equity investors purchasing dental practices and care homes.

Examples of Michael’s experience include:

  • Advising a private equity purchaser on the property aspects of a leveraged buyout deal to acquire a 55 bed nursing home from Embrace Care Group.
  • Acting for a registered charity on the freehold portfolio sale of six supported housing properties and a registered care home to a listed social housing real estate investment trust for a seven-figure sum.
  • Acting for a national food retailer on the terms of its development agreement for the comprehensive redevelopment of an existing food store site. This inolved the replacement of the food store with a newly constructed 25,000 sq. foot supermarket plus an additional 15,000 sq. feet of non-food retail space and public open areas including a children’s playground, 200 car parking spaces, new highways and infrastructure.
  • Acting for an investor client on the terms of its sale of a multi-let retail scheme anchored by a supermarket.
  • Acting for an investor client on the disposal of a portfolio of retail properties to a listed asset-manager for a seven-figure sum.

Main areas of expertise

  • Conditional contracts / option agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Pre-let agreements
  • Investment sale and purchase agreements
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Mixed use schemes

The clients he works with

  • NHS Trusts
  • GP Practices
  • Charities
  • Retailers (particularly food retail)
  • Commercial investors
  • Private sector developers
  • Public sector developers


  • 2003: Qualified as a solicitor
  • 2001: Legal Practice Course
  • 2000: BA in Jurisprudence (Law) Oxford University

Professional Memberships

  • The Law Society

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