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In a difficult market for real estate development, which offers both challenging issues and significant opportunities, you need a responsive, commercial approach from your lawyers, as well as solutions, and not just legal analysis and support.

We can help you in areas such as rights of light, ransom strips and adverse title claims, negotiating overage agreements and other pricing structures, anticipating issues arising from development and joint venture agreements, advice on appropriate professionals, squatters rights, and advice on particular sector-specific issues.

We advise on a wide range of projects, from city headquarters, industrial and distribution parks and office complexes, through to hotels and leisure and residential developments in the UK and abroad.

We tailor our approach to your requirements and the way you work, building our team to fit yours. Our approach to teamwork means we also work closely with your other consultants to ensure a thorough understanding of the project and potential issues.

Our team is well-respected in the industry and advises an impressive selection of clients in a variety of sectors. The advice extends to considering the appropriate tax structures and most tax efficient vehicles, advising on funding sources and development finance, and often introducing clients to potential sources of finance.

Notable deals / highlights

  • Advised landowners in relation to a joint venture agreement for mixed-use redevelopment, taking into account their respective interests and economic requirements.

  • Advised the developer of a listed building comprising luxury apartments and a luxury hotel, where part of the development was over a railway terminal, with complex construction issues.

  • Advised the developer on the phased development of a business park, including a local centre, pub and office buildings, as part of a joint venture agreement.

  • Advised various retailers on development agreements for lease of stores, focusing on ensuring the handover of completed anchor stores in fully operational shopping centres.

  • Advised regeneration clients undertaking mixed use (retail, leisure, hotel and residential) developments, incorporating complex issues such as overage, contamination and development within a flood plain.

  • Advised banks on multi-million pound loan facilities, where the developer is constructing mixed-use sites, comprising residential, health clubs, sports pitches, pubs and bars.

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