Charles Russell Speechlys is experienced in all areas of commercial, residential and mixed-use development.
We provide a multi-disciplinary development service, handling planning, environmental and infrastructure issues, sustainability, financing, construction, tax, lettings and sales.
Our clients include major and niche developers, (both public and private sector) major housebuilders, landowners, investors, funders, charities and not-for-profit organisations. They span a wide range of sectors, from commercial and industrial property, strategic land and regeneration, to retail and leisure.
We are experienced in site acquisition, complex site assemblies, forward funding agreements and development finance, joint venture agreements, land promotion agreements, development options, pre-emption agreements, pre-lets, overage agreements and lettings/sales of the finished project. We have additional expertise in renewable energy developments, heritage sites and listed buildings.
The team has established a particular reputation for project work for developers in areas of urban renewal, regeneration and mixed-use development and are advising on some of the largest regeneration schemes in the country.
Our full-service development team is committed to providing practical and commercial advice on all the legal issues that arise during the development process. We work with our clients to deliver legally effective and practical solutions that are tailored to the specific requirements of each client.
News & Insights
Redevelopment: was the proposed use of a right of way excessive?
This issue was considered by the Court in the recent decision of Stanning v. Baldwin  EWHC 1350.
Transforming the high street - important changes to permitted development rights
We summarise some of the key changes to those with property, or who are operating businesses, on the high street.
Levels, levels, levels - adding floors to existing structures
In a world where major cities have a lack of vacant space adding levels to existing structures is way to increase usable space and value.