Real Estate and Construction

Real Estate and Construction

Our team of 135 specialist lawyers is one of the UK’s largest dedicated Real Estate practices. We provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary service and work across a wide range of sectors to ensure we have broad experience and knowledge of the property market to offer the most informed advice on commercial, strategic and legal issues. Tax is an integrated part of the advice we provide.

Our team integrates experts in planning, construction, environment and health and safety regulation, property finance and litigation which brings efficiency in execution and communication on transactions.

  • We have experience of acting for Government bodies including the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Ofsted, and the Highways Agency. 
  • We have extensive experience in working with the NHS estate, advising on whole sale asset transfers; statutory and non-statutory, and have worked with financial advisers to develop an estate outsourcing structure: an innovative approach for NHS Trusts to work collaboratively for the delivery of estates services and capital projects.
  • We have worked with a number of local authorities to deliver joint venture arrangements with private developers for town centre regeneration schemes.
  • We have advised clients on ground contamination liability, asbestos removal, restrictive covenants, rights of way and rights of light issues as well as complex dilapidations and early termination of leases.
  • We have advised colleges and universities on the disposal of surplus land and sites for residential development.
  • Our Construction team works from inception to completion on construction matters including: development agreements, appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds, guarantees and funding documents.

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