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Overview

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.
Experience

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

  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Real Estate Asset Management
  • Retail
Colin Ligman

Colin Ligman Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Paul Browne

Paul Browne Partner

  • International Trade
  • Nuclear
  • Real Estate Finance
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
Ross Polkinghorne

Ross Polkinghorne Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate
  • Infrastructure
Philip Beer

Philip Beer Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Transport
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
Emma Folkes

Emma Folkes Partner

  • Food and Farming
  • Real Estate
  • Private Client Services
Alastair Morrison

Alastair Morrison Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Food and Farming
  • Food and Farming Finance
Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Healthcare
Richard Owen

Richard Owen Partner

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

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Procurement
  • Infrastructure
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Construction and Engineering Disputes
  • Construction and Engineering Contracts
William Gard

William Gard Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Infrastructure
  • Arbitration
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

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

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow Partner

  • Environment
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Water
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Simon Tilling Partner

  • Environment
  • REACH, Chemicals and Product Stewardship
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
James Sutherland

James Sutherland Partner

  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
Richard Bedford

Richard Bedford Partner

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

Chris Godfrey Partner

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

Andrew Eaton Partner

  • Head of Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Banking
  • Corporate
Andrew Burnette

Andrew Burnette Partner

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
  • Banking Disputes
Ian Carnochan

Ian Carnochan Partner

  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Real Estate Tax

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