Our award-winning, multi-disciplinary real estate sector group provides core and specialist legal services to those developing, investing, asset managing, funding or advising in the UK real estate sector, whether from within the UK or offshore.

We focus on a range of industry sectors and asset types including offices, retail, industrial and logistics, housing, healthcare, energy, hotels, student accommodation and government and infrastructure. With real depth and breadth of experience in the real estate sector we provide our clients with advice that goes beyond just providing legal advice.

Clients who value real expertise come to us from both the private and public sectors. We advise a wide range of clients operating in the real estate industry from institutions, sovereign wealth funds, private propcos, fund managers and real estate consultants and advisers to local authorities and central government.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in the real estate sector includes the following:

  • Real estate development.
  • Investment acquisition and disposal.
  • Asset and portfolio management.
  • Construction.
  • Health and safety issues.
  • Professional negligence claims.
  • Insolvency.
  • Regulated and unregulated fund structuring and set up.
  • Real estate and commercial contract dispute resolution.
  • Real estate finance.
  • Employment and pensions.
  • Real estate tax services.
  • Environmental.
  • M&A.

Advising a global sovereign wealth fund on its substantial portfolio of UK hotels.

Advising central government in relation to the Building Safety Programme.

Advising The Crown Estate on all real estate aspects of its rural and Windsor Great Park holdings.

Advising various local authorities on numerous office and retail investment acquisitions.

Advising a US multinational global investment bank on its UK property holdings.

Advising on the proposed development of a new nuclear power station.

Advising on valuation professional negligence claims.

Advising on numerous Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

Advising on construction aspects of St James’s Market, Regent Street and Haymarket.

Advising on the creation of a new integrated transport network in Wales.

Advising the Trustee of the Jones Lang LaSalle Retirement Benefits Scheme.

Advising on the purchase, use and management of Scottish forestry estates.

Advising on the £2 billion 7,000 unit garden city development at Plasdwr, Cardiff.

Meet the team
Richard Clark partner

Richard Clark Partner

  • Offices
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial and Logistics
Colin Ligman

Colin Ligman Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Paul Browne

Paul Browne Partner

  • Head of Real Estate
  • Head of International Trade
  • Nuclear
Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims Partner

  • Real Estate Services
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
Richard Read

Richard Read Partner

  • Real Estate Investment
  • International Real Estate
  • Hotels, Leisure and Tourism
Sally Jupp

Sally Jupp Partner

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Turnaround and Insolvency
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
Philip Beer

Philip Beer Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Transport
  • Energy and Utilities
Emma Folkes

Emma Folkes Partner

  • Head of Rural Property
  • Estates and Land
  • Food and Farming
Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
Richard Owen

Richard Owen Partner

  • Landowner
  • Bona Vacantia and Escheat
  • Real Estate
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Transport and Regeneration
  • Modern Methods of Construction
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

  • Head of Planning and Compulsory Purchase
  • Regeneration and Highways
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow Partner

  • Head of Environment
  • Head of Water
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
James Sutherland

James Sutherland Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey Consultant

  • Corporate
  • Funds and Asset Management
  • Financial Services
Rupert Weston

Rupert Weston Partner

  • Corporate
  • Hotels
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Dominic Davis

Dominic Davis Partner

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
Jeremy Bell

Jeremy Bell Partner

  • Head of Private Investment Funds
  • Asset Management
  • Partnerships
Richard Leeming

Richard Leeming Partner

  • Banking and Trade Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Real Estate Finance
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking and Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Andrew Eaton

Andrew Eaton Partner

  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Private Equity
  • Banking and Finance

Andrew Burnette Partner

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
  • Banking Disputes
Ian Carnochan

Ian Carnochan Partner

  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Real Estate Tax
Robert Forman

Robert Forman Partner

  • Head of Scottish Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Advisory
  • Real Estate Investment
Craig Whelton

Craig Whelton Partner

  • Scottish Planning 
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Ross Simpson

Ross Simpson Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Estates and Land
  • Food and Farming
Headshot of Paul Clark

Paul Clark Director

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Scottish Real Estate
Anna Davis

Anna Davis Director

  • Financial Services
  • Life and Pensions
  • Regulated Funds

Real Estate

Burges Salmon have real experience in the sector, demonstrated by their impressive set of testimonials – they are clearly experts in their field. Judges praised their clear focus and ability to handle any number of cases under one roof – aided by their outstanding industry knowledge.
Property Week Awards 2017

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