Our real estate practice represents a formidable power-house.

We act for some of the foremost institutional investors, banks, developers and retailers including Standard Life, Scottish Widows, Threadneedle, British Land, Peel, Primark and Co-op.

Our team, operating across the UK, Europe, Asia and the GCC, is one of the largest practices in the market, has won numerous awards and is ranked highly by independent commentators, as are a number of our leading individual practitioners.

We have the capacity to handle any transaction, irrespective of scale or complexity, and we provide all of the relevant expertise in one team – mainstream real estate, corporate, structuring, tax, planning, construction, construction litigation, environment, real estate disputes and funding.

Whatever your requirement, our team is brimming with extensive experience gathered over many years advising in the real estate sector. We also have a number of dedicated teams specialising in specific sub-sections of the real estate sector. Whether our clients work in one specific area or across multiple sub-sectors, we offer insight, expertise and first-class legal advice driven by innovation, research and market intelligence.

Core areas of focus:

Please visit our in-depth Real Estate Sector pages to find out more.

Why our clients choose us
  • We have a proven track record of working effectively as part of our clients' in-house and external teams
  • We are used to advising on complex developments and funding arrangements and the demand for quick turnaround
  • We have know how and experience that keeps pace with our clients' and market demands
  • Our people and our systems are second to none, enabling us to compete at the highest level
  • We have capacity to deliver to programme, at acceptable cost and at acceptable risk
Who we work for

We work with an enviable and diverse portfolio of some of the biggest and best clients in the sector, including :

  • Associated British Foods (Primark)
  • Assura Group
  • Aviva
  • BCEGi
  • British Land
  • Columbia Threadneedle
  • Dandara
  • Hammerson plc
  • Hub Residential
  • McLaren Property
  • Mount Anvil
  • Muse Developmets
  • Prologis
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • UPP

Chambers UK 2016:

"The advice they give I find to be very clear and concise, and they have a very commercial approach. Whilst they're always seeking to ensure their client is well protected and well advised from a legal standpoint, they also tend to have a good eye for the commercial environment in which we operate."

"They do a good job, communicate at a high level and are responsive. They know how we work and seem to understand what we're looking for. The team as a whole works well and things get done quickly."

"They are consistently high-quality. Response and availability are both very good and the quality of the advice is excellent."

"We find them to be very proactive and responsive. Their communication has been first-class and their approach is very detailed in every respect."

"We are lucky to have continuity with the team." 

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Key contacts

Meet the team
Nancy McGuire

Nancy McGuire

Divisional Managing Partner (Real Estate)
United Kingdom

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Peter Kershaw

Peter Kershaw

Partner, Commercial Real Estate
Manchester, UK

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