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Real Estate Development Law

The real estate development market is a changing.

As one of the largest, market-leading commercial and mixed-use development practices in the UK, we are uniquely positioned to cater to the ever-changing real estate development industry.

Our real estate development lawyers provide practical, timely and innovative advice tailored to your needs. The size of our group enables our people to develop specialist knowledge and expertise in specific areas, rather than being generalists. We are one of the very few firms able to cope with the different requirements and skills required for both large corporate institutions and high net worth individuals/families. We are proud to provide practical, timely and innovative advice tailored to your needs.

Whether you are a major or niche developer, a landowner (both public and private sector), an investor or a funder, we will work with you to reduce risk, find opportunities and achieve your business goals.

Our development expertise includes:

  • site acquisition and complex land assembly, including through compulsory purchase
  • development agreements of all types, including pre-lettings, options, forward funding agreements, joint venture, partnership and land promotion arrangements
  • all aspects of planning, from strategic advice on applications, section 106 and infrastructure agreements, project management of appeals and court challenges
  • construction services, including procurement
  • letting, funding and eventual sale

We can support you across a range of sectors, including:

If you’d like more information on our team please do contact us, or click here to read more about our real estate team.

We are proud to highlight a selection of our recent work highlights.

Building Up

Building Up

Helping you optimise the potential of your development site.

Retail Repurposing

Real Estate Retail Repurposing

We deliver legal solutions in an increasingly complex and dynamic market to help our clients achieve their goals.

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Client feedback

The team at Charles Russell Speechlys provide a consistently high level of service to Bellway. Having worked closely with us for a number of years they understand our businesses strategic goals, and provide tailored legal and commercial business advice. They are committed to running their firm responsibly and provide commercially savvy legal advice.”

Simon Scougall, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Bellway Plc