The UK is at the heart of the global real estate investment market. Our real estate investment lawyers advise UK and international corporates, funds, institutional investors, trusts, sovereign wealth entities, family offices, and ultra-high net worth individuals on all aspects of their UK real estate investment. 

Our real estate investment lawyers are part of our award-winning real estate team, which comprises 20 partners and more than 100 lawyers.

Areas of focus

Our real estate investor expertise includes the following:

  • High value investment transactions on prime London and UK real estate
  • UK wide asset and portfolio management
  • Real estate fund acquisition and disposal
  • Fund structures
  • Structural investment transactions
  • On and off-shore tax planning
  • Market-leading expertise in mainstream asset classes of office, retail, industrial and mixed-use property
  • Specialist expertise in alternatives including student accommodation, hotels and leisure, holiday parks, PRS and renewable energy
We operate across the UK including in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


Advising a Middle-Eastern client on the disposal of a Guernsey based, sharia compliant, UK property fund specialising in student accommodation in leading university cities across the UK, for which we won The Real Estate Team of the Year Award at The Legal Business Awards 2016.

Advising The Crown Estate on the disposal of Morfa Shopping Park, Swansea, for in excess of £80 million.

Advising RWE nPower on the disposal of Fawley Power Station, Southampton.

Advised on YTL's successful competitive bid for the acquisition of one of the most significant brownfield sites outside of London which is earmarked for 2,675 homes, a 9,700 sq ft employment hub, a 120-bedroom hotel, schools and a 70-bed care facility.

Advising on the Sale and Leaseback of HQ office building for nPower Limited.

Lead adviser to Skanska on the letting and sale of their flagship commercial development in the UK – 66 Queen Square Bristol.

Sole legal adviser to The Crown Estate’s Rural and Windsor Portfolios.

Advising an international investor on the acquisition through the BVI holding company, of the long leasehold interest in The Rolex Store at One Hyde Park at a yield of 1.75%.

Acting for an investment fund on the due diligence of a portfolio of over 100 large-scale solar parks at various stages of development and construction as part of a wider corporate acquisition of the SPV companies which own the assets.

Meet the team
Richard Read

Richard Read Partner

  • Real Estate Investment
  • International Real Estate
  • Hotels, Leisure and Tourism
Richard Clark partner

Richard Clark Partner

  • Offices
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial and Logistics
Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
Philip Beer

Philip Beer Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Transport
  • Energy and Utilities
Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims Partner

  • Real Estate Services
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
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
Robert Forman

Robert Forman Partner

  • Head of Scottish Real Estate 
  • Real Estate Advisory
  • Real Estate Investment
Will Hall

Will Hall Director

  • Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Investment 
  • Real Estate Finance

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