Real Estate

Our real estate lawyers have the specialist knowledge and experience that your business needs to get the most out of its real estate assets and transactions.

We understand there are no one-size-fits-all solutions across an investment’s entire lifecycle. Whatever stage your business is involved – from the earliest strategic land purchases to long-term income generation - you’ll work with specialists that truly understand your individual needs and challenges.

With experts across Planning, Construction & Engineering, Property Litigation, Asset Management and Real Estate Finance, our lawyers can support you through every eventuality.

Real estate is a long-term investment and we build lasting, partner-led relationships with our clients to match. We don’t just handle the issue at hand but provide strategic advice for maximising future income and avoiding problems before they arise.

You’ll benefit from our experience with some of the UK’s largest property portfolios and deals. We will always focus on getting you results on time and value for money.

What Real Estate Services Do We Offer?

Our real estate solicitors advise on all aspects of any real estate asset or transaction. We can help you:

  • Access finance or funding
  • Invest in real estate
  • Acquire suitable land or assets
  • Navigate planning, environmental, and health and safety regulations
  • Manage supply chain risk during construction
  • Avoid or resolve costly and time-consuming disputes through proactive risk management
  • Interpret, draft, and negotiate contracts
  • Manage tax efficiently.

Who Can We Help?

However you’re involved with real estate, our solicitors can help. We advise:

  • Builders
  • Landowners
  • Developers
  • Property management companies
  • Corporate occupiers
  • Care service providers, including retirement living providers
  • Banks, lenders, investors, and funds
  • Charities and other institutions.

We’re experienced will all types of real estate. Whether you’re working with residential, commercial, retail, leisure, industrial, agricultural or mixed-use properties, we understand the issues you face right now as well as the ones on the horizon.

With real estate lawyers based around the country, we truly understand local market drivers and political influences. These local connections mean that we’re well placed to conclude your deal as efficiently as possible.

Why Choose Our Real Estate Lawyers?

We know how much is involved over the lifespan of a real estate investment.

You’ll work with solicitors that really get to know your projects and your properties. You won’t have to shop around for different advisors at each step of the journey - we’ll handle everything and be ready to hit the ground running each time.

Thanks to our extensive experience with large transactions and high-value litigation, we can spot potential issues and head them off before they impact your business. We’ll also highlight opportunities maximise value across your portfolio.

With flexible working practices and lawyers around the country, we always have the right people, doing the right work, in the right place. You’ll get regular strategic advice and oversight from our senior lawyers and partners while our solicitors work effectively to make things happen.

Technology is one way we deliver this level of efficiency. You’ll have live access to documents, correspondence, matter updates and costs at all times through our secure digital management tools.

Contact Us

Whatever stage your real estate project is at, we’re ready to help. Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online to find out more about what our real estate lawyers can do for you.

In Focus

Real Estate: What’s On The Horizon for 2024?

This report summarises what’s on the horizon for the real estate sector. We hope you find this a useful tool to help you identify and plan for changes over the coming year.

Read our report to learn more

Recent Deals


Advised the residential real estate developer on a £52m refinancing deal for 150 homes across two developments in London

Mansion Student Accommodation sale

Advised on the acquisition over the past 12 months of over £200m of student mixed use accommodation.

Wells Fargo

Advised on a £4bn loan book acquisition, one of the largest commercial real estate debt transactions ever.

Caudwell Properties

Advised on the acquisition and site assembly of a proposed super prime development at Audley Square, Mayfair

Hallam Land, JJ Gallagher and New College Oxford

Advised on the sale of land in Banbury for the construction of over 700 homes

Norman Properties Limited

Advised on the transfer of a £5.2m business and property portfolio and the refinancing of part of the portfolio with Barclays Bank

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022

“The real estate team knows its clients really well, and the service delivery standards are second to none."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Very high performing team with the qualities you would expect of one of the best teams in the property sector. Technically superb, dynamic and hungry. I cannot recommend the services or Irwin Mitchell highly enough.”

Development Director, Global Logistics Company
Leading Firm 2023

"The team is led by a first rate lawyer and operator."

Legal 500, 2023

Find one of our solicitors near you

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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