Real Estate

Corporate Occupiers

The location of your offices and retail outlets can significantly impact upon the success of your business, so it’s important to seek legal advice at an early stage of any negotiation.

Our team of specialists support corporate clients on a range of property issues, including:

  • Property portfolio management
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Landlord and tenant advice
  • Mergers, acquisitions and rationalisation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Health and safety (environment planning and dispute)

We advise occupiers across a broad spectrum of sectors including office, retail, financial services, Leisure and industrial. We will work alongside your in-house property team to deliver a seamless ‘one team’ approach.

Our team has the experience to help you get the most out of your retail portfolio. We invest time getting to know you and to understand your business and the sector in which you operate. By doing this we are able to tailor our services and create a bespoke solution to suit your particular requirements.

For more information on how we could help you, contact one of our lawyers today.

Key Contacts

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

Recent Work

Leeds City Council

We advised the letting and sale 93,000 square feet Grade A office development at 3 Sovereign Square, Leeds to Leeds City Council.

Vue Cinemas

All new UK site acquisitions and management of its extensive UK circuit.

Honda UK

All aspects of Honda’s real estate strategy, including arrangements with dealerships, sale of existing sites and purchase and development of new dealership sites.

Decathlon UK

All leasehold store acquisitions mainly by direct leases but also a number by assignment and subletting and also dealing with management issues arising out of those occupations.

Baxter Storey

Acquisition of head office in Thames Valley Two, First Floor Premises, The Waterfront, 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading, Berkshire.

Patron Capital

Acquisition of head office at The Crown Estate’s One Vine Street off Regent Street.

General Medical Council

Acquisition of a lease of part of a building in Cardiff, dealing with an agreement for lease and licence to alter, complex title and environmental and construction issues.


Acquisition of leasehold interests at No. 1 First Street and No. 5 First Street, Manchester and 1 City Road, Manchester. No. 5 First Street is a pre-let and involved negotiating and agreeing a development agreement.

Goals Soccer Centres

All property transactions in England and Wales.


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


"They are very approachable and good with clients."

Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500

“A good firm to have on your side.”

Legal 500, 2015


“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

MD of regional property agent

Awards & Accreditation

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016 UK Chambers & Partners Leading Firm 2018 Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017 The Times Best Law Firms 2019

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.

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.

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