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Shopping Centres

What we do

Our purpose is to maximise the letting potential and capital value of our clients' retail portfolios. We have 13.8m sq ft of shopping centres under management, including four of the largest in the UK.

We provide development advice on the retail and leisure elements of centres, and see asset management as a core discipline. Our systematic approach and tried and tested systemised processes underpin a highly efficient way of working that can be adapted to align with each client's approach.

What we are known for

We act on all matters connected with development, lettings and management, including tenant relocations, pre-lets, applications for consent, lease variations and re-gears. Specialist dispute lawyers are fully integrated into the team and advise on a range of issues including vacant possession strategies, determination of tenancies, insolvency, dilapidations, forfeiture, debt recovery, breaches of covenant, and 1954 Act Lease renewals. Our dispute resolution experts are an integral part of our team.

We have won Hermes Investment Management, Best Lawyer, Hermes Responsible Investment award for last three years.

Detailed elements of our services

Our team advises on complex site assemblies, dealing with rights of light and boundary issues, obtaining vacant possession, highway and services diversions, negotiation planning and highway agreements, negotiating construction documentation and advising on procurement, joint ventures, sustainable development and zero carbon compliance.

Centre champions is a concept we introduced for our clients. The centre champion is an internal go-to person with responsibility for the documentation and tenant packs for each centre. Through proactive communication and regular reporting, we keep clients informed on the legal and commercial issues affecting the performance of each centre.

What our clients say

"The team has considerable resources available to enable thorough and comprehendible advice to be given on most issues no matter how diverse. The advice comes from primarily a legal perspective but also shows commercial understanding." Legal 500 UK 2021, Real Estate

"This practice has all the necessary areas of specialism. They are always available, advice is always concise, and they work well as a team." Legal 500 UK 2021, Real Estate

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Our Lawyers - Sophie Antill

Sophie Antill

Senior Associate Leeds

Sophie Cook is experienced in dealing with a broad range of commercial…

Our Lawyers - Madeline Ball

Madeline Ball

Partner London - Walbrook

Madeline Ball has advised a wide range of clients in both the public and…

Our Lawyers - Vicky Banks

Vicky Banks

Legal Director London - Walbrook

Vicky Banks specialises in commercial real estate work.

Our Lawyers - Samantha Benfield

Samantha Benfield

Senior Associate Bristol

Samantha Benfield is a real estate lawyer in our Bristol office.

Our Lawyers - Virginia Clegg

Virginia Clegg

Senior Partner London - Walbrook

Virginia Clegg has been the Senior Partner of DAC Beachcroft LLP since…

Our Lawyers - Richard Cross

Richard Cross

Legal Director Bristol

Richard Cross is a real estate lawyer in our Bristol office.

Our Lawyers - Liz Donnelly

Liz Donnelly

Legal Director Manchester

Liz Donnelly is an experienced commercial real estate lawyer and has dealt…

Our Lawyers - Christopher Dyke

Christopher Dyke

Partner Bristol London - Walbrook

Chris is a fraud, white collar crime and regulatory litigation lawyer…

Our Lawyers - Tom Everson

Tom Everson

Senior Associate Manchester

Tom acts on a wide range of commercial property matters and specialises in…

Our Lawyers - Dominic Fagan

Dominic Fagan

Associate London - Walbrook

Dominic is an associate in our London office who advises on a wide range…

Our Lawyers - Nicola Fairbairn

Nicola Fairbairn

Partner Newcastle

Nicola Fairbairn acts for both private and public sector clients on a wide…

Our Lawyers - Robert Hill

Robert Hill

Legal Director Bristol

Robert Hill is a real estate solicitor in our Bristol office

Our Lawyers - Karen Howe

Karen Howe

Legal Director Bristol

Karen is a planning and environment lawyer in our Bristol office…

Our Lawyers - Lesley Hughes

Lesley Hughes

Consultant Leeds

Lesley Hughes leads the real estate litigation team in the Northern region

Our Lawyers - Alison Key

Alison Key

Partner Manchester

Alison Key leads the DAC Beachcroft Northern Real Estate team

Our Lawyers - Nick Knapman

Nick Knapman

Partner Bristol

Nick Knapman is a real estate lawyer in our Bristol office, specialising…

Our Lawyers - Louise Knowler

Louise Knowler

Senior Associate Manchester

Louise specialises in real estate…

Our Lawyers - Cathryn Lyle

Cathryn Lyle

Senior Associate London - Walbrook

Cathryn is a Real Estate lawyer in our London office…

Our Lawyers - John Noonan

John Noonan

Legal Director London - Walbrook

John specialises in commercial investment and development in the retail,…

Our Lawyers - Dean Parrett

Dean Parrett

Legal Director London - Walbrook

Dean specialises in commercial real estate law…

Our Lawyers - Rachael Reynolds

Rachael Reynolds

Legal Director Manchester

Rachael specialises in real estate dispute management and resolution and…

Our Lawyers - Adrian Wallbank

Adrian Wallbank

Partner Manchester

Adrian specialises in commercial real estate transactions…

Our Lawyers - Robert Wardle

Robert Wardle

Senior Associate Bristol

Robert Wardle is a member of the Real Estate Group specialising in…

Our Lawyers - Helen Wills

Helen Wills

Legal Director Bristol

Helen specialises in commercial property work, acting for landlords and…

Our Lawyers - Julitta Yates

Julitta Yates

Partner Bristol

Julitta Yates specialises in commercial property work acting for landlords…