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 for the ever-changing Real Estate development industry.
We 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 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
- Life sciences;
- residential and mixed use schemes;
- logistic, industrial and warehouse properties;
- retail and leisure; and
- major regeneration projects.
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.
Real Estate Retail Repurposing
We deliver legal solutions in an increasingly complex and dynamic market to help our clients achieve their goals.Read more
Property Professionals: Big Sheds and Logistics
Join us as we discuss the the key challenges facing operators and investors in the logistics space.
Property Patter: what’s the latest in the world of Essential Residential?
How is commonhold going to be encouraged and will ASTs ever return to a straightforward 2 month termination process?
Mock Conference with Counsel
An authentic insight into common challenges facing developer clients.
Charles Russell Speechlys have advised Taylor Wimpey UK Limited and Vistry Homes Limited, on the disposal of their interest in the Cambourne Business Park
The £12m land was originally designated as part of an employment zone in the new town, but will now be promoted for 275 residential units.
New permitted development right to convert unused commercial premises into homes to come into force
Case Study: One Blackfriars Limited
An informative and positive judgment for administrators selling high-value property in distressed and complex scenarios.
Property Professionals: Spring Budget Announcement
Join us as we discuss the highlights of the recent budget announcement.
Q&A: Terminating a contract – matters of materiality
Megan Davies and Nicholas Grant address a homebuyer’s query over a shrinking master bedroom.
New tax for UK Residential Developers
Urbanisation: a one way ticket to concrete jungles or the beginning of urban forests?
The sky is the limit...
Suzi Gatward quoted by the Daily Mirror, Building and Housing Today on the stamp duty holiday extension debate
Suzi Gatward argues that an extension is crucial to keeping the property market ticking during the pandemic.
Council refuses permission for a high rise residential development in Woking
Restrictive Covenants: public interest under s.84 Law of Property Act 1925
Taking a closer look at The Supreme Court's recent decision in relation to restrictive covenants.
How do I amend an existing planning consent?
Reviewing the two main routes to a planning permission's amendment, once it is granted.
Will housing replace the high street?
Consultation on further expansion of permitted development rights.
Government succeeds against judicial review of permitted development and use class changes
Reviewing the outcome of the High Court's recent judgement and changes to the Use Classes Order and General Permitted Development Order.
Help to Buy scheme extended - What this means for home builders and new home buyers.
Consultation on Transparency in the Control of Potential Development Land – Time for Developers, Promoters, Owners, Agents and Lawyers to Respond.
Q&A: Statues and Ornaments in the Garden of a Listed Building
What options we have when selling a house with statues and other ornaments in the landscaped garden?
Permitted development: a right to add new storeys to your home
A new right applies to allow the upward extension of existing dwelling houses in certain circumstances.