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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.

Lewis Silkin Real Estate

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.

You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.  



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It’s a jungle out there: Biophilic design in the workplace

29 September 2023

As the summer draws to an end and we contemplate the darker, winter months ahead cloistered within our workplaces, many might yearn for the connection with nature and the outdoors they’ve enjoyed over their holidays and sunny weekends. Biophilic office design is one way we can achieve a re-connection with nature: a design principle that places nature at its centre and focuses on bringing the outside indoors.

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Building Safety Act 2022 - Leaseholder Protections and Remediation Costs

26 September 2023

The Building Safety Act 2022 and its accompanying legislation seek to address issues regarding building safety brought starkly into view by the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. Beyond the tragedy of the fire itself, the event (and subsequent inquiry) highlighted the need for building safety remediation works to many higher-risk buildings and the potentially profound implications to leaseholders if required to contribute to the cost of those works under the terms of their leases.

Building Safety Act 2022 – Landlord Duties

26 September 2023

The Building Safety Act 2022 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2023 were made on 11 September 2023 and bring into force, as from 1 October 2023, various sections of the Building Safety Act 2022.

Towards Net Zero in London's Bankside Yards

22 September 2023

Overlooking the iconic St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern, Lewis Silkin hosted another fantastic ESG focused event “FutuRE Proofing the Office: Journey to Net Zero”. The event, held at the stunning new Lewis Silkin office with its panoramic 360-degree views, brought together Native Land, the Carbon Trust, Lewis Silkin, and a group of invitees from across various business sectors. The purpose? To engage in a conversation about proactive strategies for future-proofing buildings, achieving net-zero emissions, and enhancing landlord’s and tenant’s sustainability credentials.

Spotlight on PCD Group Founder, David Bell

21 September 2023

David Bell is the Founder of PCD Group, a network which promotes business development between advisors to high-net-worth clients. The network executes events in key financial hubs around the world.


FutuRE Proofing the Office: Journey to Net Zero

19 September 2023

Join us in conversation with Native Land and Carbon Trust to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the real estate journey to net-zero.


Hotels: Checking out of hotels and into homes

01 September 2023

The Department for Levelling Up in conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have published yet another consultation proposing changes to planning legislation, specifically amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (“GPDO”).

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