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What we do

We have the resource and in-depth knowledge to provide cost effective solutions from complex high value transactions to volume property management, through the full cycle of a residential development, addressing both non-contentious and contentious matters.

Our highly experienced, dedicated team of over 70 lawyers act for all 12 of the UK's leading housebuilders, as well as many emerging residential companies. We have centres of excellence in Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

Detailed elements of our services

  • Drafting and negotiation of complex land agreements, including conditional purchase agreements, options and collaboration agreements for residential and mixed use;
  • Negotiation of planning permissions and planning agreements;
  • Corporate and tax advice: Dealing with joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, setting up LLP and other special purpose vehicles;
  • Construction projects: The appointment of consultants and negotiation of main build contracts and collateral warranties, particularly in the context of mixed use development;
  • Environmental: Dealing with the development of brownfield sites, contaminated land and environmental impact assessments;
  • Sustainability and energy supply: Advised on decentralised energy and sustainability requirements, with a particular focus on Energy Services Company (ESCo) structures;
  • Public/private partner sectoring agreements: Affordable housing issues and working on schemes in collaboration with the Homes and Community Agency;
  • Residential conveyancing: Our experienced team has a strong track record of managing a high volume and quick turnaround of plot sales. Their integration with the overall team ensures a consistent and coordinated approach to site set up, response to queries and plot sales progress;
  • We are proud to have been awarded "Best Development Consultant of the Year" by Crest Regeneration.

What our clients say

"They are flexible, proactive, well informed and client-focused." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, Real Estate, Construction, North East

"Their work is first class and their advice is top-drawer." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, Real Estate, Construction, North East

'They understand how we operate as a business." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 Edition, Real Estate, Construction, Yorkshire

'Sources describe the team as "very efficient, detailed, thorough and commercial. They are always contactable and always on hand." Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Real Estate, London

"Housebuilding is a core sector; strength and depth in a national team." Legal Week Best Advisers Report 2016-17

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