The fundamentals of UK real estate remain strong. Compared with other global real estate, the UK remains a safe haven for international investors. The high quality advice provided by specialist real estate advisers contributes to the attraction and success of UK real estate.

Our market-leading real estate team provides high quality legal advice to real estate advisers across the UK. We work collaboratively with specialists from across our firm to help real estate advisers deliver high profile real estate projects for their clients.

Working with a wide range of clients, including global firms of surveyors, niche West End agents, consultants and architects, we have developed strong industry relationships and deep sector insight.

Areas of focus

Our expertise includes the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and the formation of investment funds.
  • Commercial contracts.
  • Dispute resolution including real estate and commercial contracts.
  • Real estate services including acquisitions, disposals and landlord and tenant work.
  • Employment and pensions advice.
  • Banking and financing transactions.
  • All aspects of health and safety law from policy developments to incident response and representation.
Our market-leading real estate team provides high quality legal advice to real estate advisers across the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Meet the team
Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims Partner

  • Real Estate Services
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
Richard Clark partner

Richard Clark Partner

  • Offices
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial and Logistics
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Transport and Regeneration
  • Modern Methods of Construction
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

  • Head of Planning and Compulsory Purchase
  • Regeneration and Highways
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow Partner

  • Head of Environment
  • Head of Water
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey Consultant

  • Corporate
  • Funds and Asset Management
  • Financial Services
Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn Partner

  • Head of Regulated Funds and Financial Services
  • Regulated Funds
  • Financial Services
John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and State Aid
  • Projects
Richard Leeming

Richard Leeming Partner

  • Banking and Trade Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Real Estate Finance
Roger Bull

Roger Bull Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner 
  • Employment Disputes
  • Strategic HR Projects
James Sutherland

James Sutherland Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
Ann Metherall

Ann Metherall Partner

  • Head of Dispute Resolution
  • Head of Health and Safety
  • Transport
Richard Knight

Richard Knight Partner

  • Head of Pensions Practice
  • Pensions Services
  • Pensions Legal Advice
Robert Forman

Robert Forman Partner

  • Head of Scottish Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Advisory
  • Real Estate Investment
Anna Davis

Anna Davis Director

  • Financial Services
  • Life and Pensions
  • Regulated Funds

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