Real Estate

Property and real estate are key assets to any business. Our real estate lawyers understand how important it is that our client’s deadlines are met and that deals are completed as efficiently as possible. We can provide the practical legal support that our clients need to realise all of their business aspirations.

Our team acts for a wide range of clients across the breadth of the property industry, offering specialist expertise in areas such as:

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Large scale development projects, including residential, commercial and mixed use schemes
  • Portfolio management
  • Landlord and tenant services
  • Joint ventures involving property and property funds
  • Corporate real estate
  • Real estate finance
  • Construction & engineering
  • Real estate tax
  • Planning & infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Property litigation
  • Strategic land
  • Retirement Living
  • Acting for LPA receivers

As a full service real estate practice, we can meet all of your property needs drawing on wide areas of expertise, to ensure the work is done by the most appropriate lawyers with the relevant experience.

We have a national team of property lawyers which extends around the country so, however big your deal is and wherever it is, we have the resources to give you full support. We also have an established network of real estate experts around the world to advise and represent on international transactions.

Every client is given a highly bespoke approach, where we assign a core team with market experience to work with each business to build a long-term partnership. We pride ourselves on the close relationships we forge with our clients; so we get to know your business, and which allows us to provide a level of service that is second to none in the real estate sector.

The Housing White Paper: Expert Briefing

Our briefing provides a concise guide to the Government's Housing White Paper, helping you understand what it means for your business.

Download our briefing

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.

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.

Property Lawyer Predicts Brexit Will Increase Dilapidation Claims

07 / 12 / 18 Read More

Businesses Urged To Speak To Suppliers Ahead Of Brexit

04 / 12 / 18 Read More

UK Manufacturing Recovers From Dip According To IHS Markit/CIPS

03 / 12 / 18 Read More

Recent Deals

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

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.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018

Clients say "The firm provides excellent service and good value for money" and they are "accurate, very detailed and able to work efficiently in restricted timeframes."

Chambers & Partners, 2018


“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 - The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

"Incredibly strong and commercial practice places client care at the centre of everything it does" and the "proactive client-focused and commercial" team has a "sound knowledge of the practice area"

Legal 500, 2016

We Work Nationally

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.

UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016 5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 The Times Best Law Firms 2019