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    Real Estate & Disputes Legal Services

The real estate market is dynamic and so are the needs of individuals and businesses who operate in this space.

Whether we are representing your personal or your business interests, we aim to build a long-term partnership with you. We will get to know you thoroughly so that we can offer strategic advice on how to achieve your objectives.

Our Real Estate sector is central to our firm and is one of the largest dedicated teams in London. Our team benefits from the additional specialist sector knowledge and support of our international offices.

Having such a large and international team of specialists means that we can handle the most complex deals whilst providing a seamless service delivery throughout the life cycle of a transaction. We work closely with our Construction & Engineering team which enables us to provide a one-stop shop for all your property needs.

We make it our business to understand fully how you operate, fostering long-term relationships and providing an exceptional combination of commercial knowledge and legal expertise to achieve your goals. The wide variety of clients we have gives us in-depth knowledge of the key drivers in a broad range of sectors, allowing us to add significant value with our advice.

We work collaboratively, both inside our Firm and outside it. This way, we are better equipped to look at the bigger picture and achieve the best result for your real estate investments.

Our real estate law expertise includes:

Our real estate & dispute services

Real Estate Investment Legal Services

Real Estate Investment

We work proactively with you to handle all aspects of the commercial property investment lifecycle, from acquisition and management to disposal.

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Real Estate Tax

Real Estate Tax

We can advise you on transactional tax issues for commercial and residential property, whether domestic or international.

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Real Estate Dispute Legal Services

Real Estate Disputes

If a property dispute is inevitable, our team will work hard to resolve your dispute as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

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Life Sciences Real Estate Legal Services

Life Sciences Real Estate

Our Life Sciences Real Estate team will work alongside your business to help you assess both the opportunities and the risks you may face. 

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Real Estate Development Law

Real Estate Development

Our lawyers are experienced in all areas of commercial, residential and mixed-use development and will provide practical, timely and innovative advice.

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Occupier Services Lawyers

Occupier Services

Our skilled Occupier Services team has extensive experience of advising companies.

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Planning & Environment Law

Planning & Environment

We provide tailored commercial planning and environmental advice to developers, landowners and investors.

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Private Property Legal Services

Private Property

For those with personal property assets or those looking to purchase them.

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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
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  • Second reading of Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill in the House of Lords

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Charles Russell Speechlys boosts its Real Estate offering with the arrival of Kim Lalli and Rafe Courage

    Kim Lalli

    News

  • Property Patter: Building and Fire Safety Miniseries - part 1

    Michael O'Connor

    Podcasts

  • Property Patter: Net Zero Building Standard

    David Savage

    Podcasts

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Countryside Partnerships on its joint venture with Abri to develop 1,500 homes in West Sussex

    Sarah Wigington

    News

  • Is section 73B the answer to Hillside?

    Sadie Pitman

    Quick Reads

  • Charles Russell Speechlys grows its rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA directory

    Frédéric Jeannin

    News

  • Modifying covenants: the limits of section 84

    Emma Humphreys

    Insights

  • Gaining insights on forfeiture

    Emma Preece

    Insights

  • Logistics sector – 2024 outlook

    Sarah Keens

    Insights

  • Is brownfield land the answer to the housing crisis?

    Sadie Pitman

    Quick Reads

  • Charities Act 2022: Changes to rules governing charity property disposal implemented

    Usman Khan

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys strengthens its Real Estate Disputes practice with the hire of Andrew Ross

    Andrew Ross

    News

  • Easements - watch out for Prescriptive Rights!

    James Bateman

    Quick Reads

  • Property Patter: Spring Budget 2024

    Emma Humphreys

    Podcasts

  • CoStar, Property Week and Architects' Journal quote James Souter on a high-profile 'rights to light' case concerning City of London's £300m Salisbury Square development

    James Souter

    In the Press

  • Latest Stamp Duty Measures For Hong Kong Properties Announced In 2024 Budget

    Ian Devereux

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys hosts international arbitration event in Dubai

    Peter Smith

    Quick Reads

  • Property Patter – Filming Agreements Part 2

    Naomi Nettleton

    Podcasts

  • James Souter discusses M&S's successful legal challenge against the UK government with various national, broadcast, international and trade outlets

    James Souter

    In the Press

  • Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: Where are we now?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Supreme Court confirms injunctions can be granted against newcomers

    Harriet Durn

    Insights

  • Biodiversity net gain guidance on conservation covenants and irreplaceable habitats

    Sadie Pitman

    Quick Reads

  • First Major Case on Remediation Contribution Orders: Meaning of 'Just and Equitable'?

    Michael O'Connor

    Insights

  • The Evening Standard and Daily Mail quote Emma Humphreys on Jeremy Hunt's 'one percent deposit' plans

    Emma Humphreys

    In the Press

  • The Daily Telegraph quotes Naomi Nettleton on the sale of the BT Tower to a major luxury hotel group

    Naomi Nettleton

    In the Press

  • Are ‘no fault evictions’ to end this year?

    Samuel Lear

    Quick Reads

  • Defects in Notices - the Supreme Court considered whether trivial mistakes are fatal

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • Planning essentials case update: when can an enforcement notice against an unlawful use also require the removal of related structures?

    Sadie Pitman

    Quick Reads

  • All Real Estate Disputes lawyers want for Christmas is...

    Samuel Lear

    Quick Reads

  • Deadline for responses to ground rent consultation extended until 17 January 2024

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Court of Appeal Confirms that Property Guardians Occupied an HMO

    Christopher Gothard

    Quick Reads

  • The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act 2023 and Building Safety

    Oliver Park

    Quick Reads

  • Canary Wharf – A new life sciences and BTR hub?

    Marie Randall

    Quick Reads

  • Consultation on ground rents in existing residential long leases opens for 6 weeks

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • The King's Speech - Renters Reform

    Samuel Lear

    Quick Reads

  • King’s Speech: Developments on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform remain high on the Government’s agenda

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Dubai Court of Cassation Extends Arbitration Agreement Across Subsequent Contracts

    Peter Smith

    Quick Reads

  • Michael Gove's announcement on transitional period for two staircase requirement for new residential buildings

    Melanie Hardingham

    Quick Reads

  • Return to the full office week?

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