With some of the best technical real estate lawyers in the UK, we focus on the legal complexities and risk mitigation on any project, and work seamlessly as a single cross-sector team.
Our team can work with you across all stages of an asset's life cycle and can support you throughout a project, from inception and planning, funding, development and investments, structuring and regulatory advice, to leasing, asset management and ultimate disposal.
Our real estate solicitors are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and thrive on teamwork, working hard to understand your priorities and help you to achieve your objectives. We provide clear, concise and pragmatic advice alongside fresh ideas and innovative solutions to legal and commercial challenges.
Real Estate Services in the UK
Our dedicated data centre specialists understand the unique challenges that face this fast-moving sector. Bringing together lawyers from across our real estate, information technology (IT), banking, outsourcing, commercial, construction, energy infrastructure and data protection teams, we provide advice rooted in deep technical expertise.
With an understanding of the many stakeholders involved in hotel acquisition and development projects, our hotels team works closely with owners, investors, developers, funders and managers on projects across the world.
Infrastructure projects are often challenging and complex. Our lawyers have a strong track record of delivering high value projects across our comprehensive suite of services.
The Living sector is made up of the student housing, co-living, residential, build to rent (BTR), affordable housing, senior living, and hotels asset classes. Our team is active across all the Living asset classes. Combining excellent legal advice and sector insight across these areas, we help developers, operators, investors and funders target this growth opportunity.
Advising on some of the largest transactions, our lawyers working in logistics and industrials have extensive experience in advising businesses in this sector.
Our team of real estate lawyers has worked on many large-scale urban regeneration projects. We combine our housing and commercial property expertise to advise our clients on the challenges brought by mixed-use developments, helping billion pound schemes deliver change across the UK.
Acting for clients including institutional investors, asset managers, developers, banks, public bodies and corporations, we have dealt with many millions of square feet of offices. We have deep knowledge in buying, selling, leasing, development, construction, planning, funding and asset management. Our experience is extensive and includes representing UK and overseas in their HQ relocation projects, office pre-lets, investments, disposals, developments and general corporate real estate.
Acting for owners, developers, local authorities and operators of some of the UK's largest shopping centres, retail parks and high street retail portfolios, our team has specialist retail expertise. We can advise on the full lifecycle of a retail real estate asset, from acquisition, development, funding, letting and asset management to sale.
Our regeneration specialists advise all types of stakeholders across regeneration schemes, advising on the commercial and legal issues that can arise when delivering projects.
Advising the world's fastest growing commercial real estate services firm on its acquisition of GVA, one of the UK's leading and most diverse real estate advisory-led businesses.
Advising the private equity firm on the £4.66 billion acquisition of UK student accommodation company IQ from Goldman Sachs. IQ's portfolio includes 76 student accommodation sites.
Retained to provide legal services for the business' offices portfolio, which is valued at £4 billion, our relationship with Royal London goes back more than 15 years.
M&G Real Estate
Advising on the £94.3 million acquisition of a UK logistics portfolio from Mountpark Logistics EU, which included five buildings in key distribution locations.
Advising Ecoworld on the acquisition and development of the Aberfeldy scheme in Tower Hamlets, providing 233 new homes comprising private rental accommodation and affordable social housing.
Advising one of the UK's leading providers of housing on numerous strategic transactions to support its £750 million national development programme to deliver more than 5000 new homes.
Recognition in the UK
They are the best team we work with…they are professional and customer-oriented." Chambers & Partners
We are consistently ranked as a top tier real estate law firm by Chambers UK 2022 and The Legal 500 2022. Our team has also been recognised by a host of industry awards including The Times Best Law Firms, The British Legal Awards and The Lawyer Awards. In 2021, for example, the team achieved 'Commended' status at The Lawyer Awards for its work with Thakeham Homes to bring a new town in South Cambridgeshire to life – the UK's first zero-carbon community. The team was named 'Property Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider West Midlands Property Awards 2022.
Meet the UK team
Partner, Real Estate Sector Head
Partner, Head of Real Estate
Partner, Head of International Real Estate
Senior Associate (Dubai Office)