Acquiring the right space quickly and on the right terms can help you gain competitive advantage. If you are looking at prime pitches, you will need lawyers who can work to the timescales agreed, with the minimum of fuss, while obtaining sensible terms.
We have long-standing relationships with all the major retail and leisure landlords and agents. Our experience in acting for both tenants and landlords means we understand their strategic objectives and any potential hurdles to reaching agreement. This means your route to achieving a satisfactory deal is smoother and more timely and cost effective.
Experience includes undertaking a large amount of work for Sainsbury's. This includes advising on the redevelopment of Bicester town centre in partnership with the local authority to provide a £70 million mixed-use scheme. We helped the supermarket reach practical completion through expert negotiation with third parties - acquiring and varying third-party rights to give the development the green light.
We also advise over 30 retailers and restaurant operators on their occupational requirements.
We are ranked as a first tier firm for commercial property: retail by The Legal 500 UK, with "an impressive track record advising on high-value transactions, such as acting for St Modwen Properties on its £2 billion development project at New Covent Garden. Retail, hospitality and leisure are areas of particular strength. 'Best in class and a delight to work with'." The Legal 500 UK 2014.