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, give our friendly team a call on 0808 291 6784 or get in touch online.

In Focus

Redefining the Office

Environment, social and governance (ESG): three words that are shaping the cultures and practices of business across the UK. How are they changing the decisions businesses make about their offices? And how is ESG impacting relationships between occupiers and landlords?

Read more about how offices are being redefined

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.

Awards & Accreditations

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.

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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

"Of the firms we use we always get better service from Irwin Mitchell."

Chambers & Partners, 2022
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“The team has some big hitters, all with different strengths, which makes them a formidable firm.”

Legal 500, 2022

“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

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.

We also offer the following services:

Real Estate Development and Regeneration

Our experienced Real Estate lawyers can provide practical advice to developers, investment purchasers on a range of matters.

Construction & Engineering Lawyers

Our Construction & Engineering team can advise you on all the legal aspects of the sector, whether you are a funder, developer, employer, contractor or consultant.

Real Estate Investment

Our lawyers advise institutions, property companies, funds and high net worth individuals on a range of real estate matters.

Later Living & Care

Our Retirement Living team can advise on all areas of this expanding sector, from planning and development to employment issues and welfare disputes.

Planning Lawyers

Specialist Planning lawyers advising funders, developers, employers, contractors and consultants on all legal aspects of the sector.

Property Litigation & Real Estate Disputes

Our specialist team of property litigation solicitors provide practical, commercial advice on all types of property litigation and disputes.

Real Estate Tax

Our real estate tax lawyers can ensure that your transactions are structured in a way that best suits your profile.

Residential Development

Our Real Estate solicitors advise and represent landowners, housebuilders and property investors through every stage of residential development projects.

Strategic Land

Specialist strategic land team acting throughout acquisition, site assembly, planning, disposal and development. Expert advice for developers or landowners.

Structured Real Estate

We have extensive experience of providing structured real estate services to owners, funders, investors and asset managers.

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.