Developments are becoming more mixed use; elements of portfolios are being repurposed and lease structures are changing to be more responsive and adaptable, as well as complying with net zero carbon regulations.


Our approach is distinctly flexible, creative and collaborative, drawing together deep sector experience with an understanding of general consumer behavioural trends and individual customer preferences.

Our lawyers are focused on your success, helping you make an informed response to new opportunities and approaches.

Our specialist retail real estate experts support developers, owners, local authorities, funds and institutional investors, as well as managers of retail destinations in the public and private sector, with a complete range of retail-related real estate matters.

We stand out for our firm-wide, multidisciplinary retail sector expertise. We see asset management as a specialist pursuit and are involved in the biggest destination shopping centres in the country. This, together with our planning, transaction, banking, commercial and litigation specialists, gives us the breadth and depth to simultaneously deliver business as usual and special projects. Corporate, commercial and regulatory lawyers are an integral part of the team, coming together to deliver a seamless and efficient service.

Featured experience

  • Providing Landsec with asset management services in relation to three UK shopping centres. We also provide commercialisation, litigation and development services.
  • Providing Unibail Rodamco Westfield with asset management services in relation to all their UK destination centres. We also provide commercialisation, litigation and development services.
  • We have advised on a number of acquisitions and disposals, including acting for Lendlease on the disposal of the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull for £90m.
  • Acting for Ares Asset Management on the purchase of the Bridgend Factory Outlet Centre.
  • Advising on mixed-use schemes, including Elephant Park and International Quarter London for Lendlease and Wembley Park for Quintain including the London Designer Outlet.
  • Advising Royal London on their real estate assets in two sectors – high street retail and retail warehousing.
  • We obtained the first reported High Court judgment on Covid arrears (CRI v TFS Stores Limited (2021)), which was reported as a resounding success for landlords. We also obtained some of the first reported decisions under the Covid arrears arbitration scheme in 2022 (CRI v RHL Realisations Limited; Stratford Nominees v Newspoint (Stratford) Limited).

What our clients say

  • The solicitors are attuned to our business requirements and the fast-changing market, with knowledge and information being readily shared to ensure we receive a consistently high level of service.

    Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate

  • With a good leadership team made up of solid transactional-level lawyers, the team at DAC Beachcroft is well organised and resourced for our needs.

    Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.