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Ian Brothwood, Partner

Ian specialises in all areas of real estate with particular expertise in development and investment.



Ian has a wide range of experience in the real estate sector acting for corporates, institutions and individuals covering investment, development, real estate finance and occupiers.

Ian has been consistently ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 as a leading individual and described by clients as "superb" and someone who "gets things done" providing "very good and considered advice on complex matters" and highlights his "good technical knowledge".

The team is described by clients in Legal 500 2020 as providing "a city quality service" and "the clients benefit from the feeling of intimacy of a smaller firm but has the depth and experience of a much larger one with good availability and exceptional performance."


  • Acting for landowners on the disposal of land for development by land promotion and option of significant schemes comprising more than 2500 houses including setting up ownership structures such as pool trusts, dealing with agricultural tenants and complex s 106 agreements
  • Advising family-owned property companies on both commercial and residential portfolios dealing with acquisitions and disposals from £500K to £20 million and property management from lease renewals to the construction and letting of new warehouses with rents up to £1 million pa
  • Acting on various residential developments in Birmingham and Leicester comprising schemes of between 60 and 120 apartments some involving part funding arrangements by the buyer
  • Acting for several SIPP Providers including Morgan Lloyd and Barnett Waddingham on their commercial property portfolios providing advice on acquisitions and disposals and property management

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