Real estate is about making property work for you, whether it is your core business, or ancillary to it.
That may mean securing the right sites for a retail or leisure brand roll-out, expanding or refitting office space at just the right time to increase business capacity, getting the right structure in place for a mixed use public/private development, or building an investment portfolio. All of these require commercially oriented and pragmatic legal expertise delivered in a straightforward, accessible way.
Our real estate group combines real depth of knowledge with breadth of scope and capability. We have a particular focus on corporate occupiers, development and regeneration, investment, and property finance, with our work ranging from transactional support to providing specialist advice covering planning, construction, dispute resolution and tax.We advise lenders and investors; private developers, major corporates and public bodies; as well as both landlords and tenants, giving us a wide-ranging perspective. Regardless of their business type or sector, our clients come back to us time and again, demonstrating the trust they place in us to help them to address their property-related challenges.
Construction Law Update – Fighting back against “Smash and Grab” Adjudications21 May 2018
The case of Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd (February 2018) is worthy of note, not least because it potentially provides employers with a quick means of reclaiming the loss suffered, following a “smash and grab” adjudication by starting its own adjudication on the true value.
Smart Cities and Renewable Energy14 May 2018
In the time before smart cities, electricity by and large was generated by burning fossil fuels in relatively remote locations before being transmitted via high-voltage power lines to population centres.
Smart Cities – Lessons from Smart City Developments around the World09 May 2018
Smart Cities elicit images of skyscrapers, satellite dishes and high tech gadgetry coupled with large scale broadband infrastructure, wireless networks and mobile devices. But a Smart City is much more than just technological networks; it is actually how a city uses new technologies for the benefit of its citizens and becomes more efficient in the process.
LSInterchange17 April 2018
LSInterchange is back for its second year. The networking series was established last year with the aim of bringing together junior professionals working in the property sector.
Sarah Mogford comments for Retail Design World: Why upsizing fashion flagships is on-trend05 April 2018
In an article for Retail Design World, Sarah Mogford comments on fashion retailers upsizing stores while other sectors explore smaller store formats.
Aman Sahota-Dhatt write for Financial Times: Pokémon woe: my front garden has become a hotspot for monsters23 March 2018
Aman Sahota-Dhatt provides legal advice, in a Q&A article for Financial Times, to those whose find their properties a hot spot for Pokémon hunters playing Pokémon Go.
Come and meet our team at MIPIM 2018!13 March 2018
Clare Reddy and Anthony Van Hoffen will be in Cannes from Tuesday 13 March until Thursday 15 March and look forward to seeing those of you attending there! If you or one of your colleagues would like to arrange a meeting, please do get in touch.