Real Estate Development and Regeneration

Developing new buildings and regenerating existing sites provides a great chance to enhance their value. However, when the occupier and the developer aren’t the same person, differences between them can put the project’s profitability in jeopardy.

Whether you’re a developer or occupier, our real estate development lawyers are here to help protect your objectives and vision.

We have an experienced Real Estate team who can provide developers, investment purchasers and development funders advice on a range of matters, including:

  • Project planning
  • Site acquisition
  • Infrastructure agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Environmental issues
  • Development agreements
  • Pre-letting agreements
  • Disposals

Our lawyers work with both private and public sector clients so understand the issues faced from both sides. Many of the projects we work on are high value and have involved development schemes in industries such as retail, distribution, warehousing and leisure.

We offer an end-to-end service and can add real value to your development or regeneration project. Because of the diversity and quality of the work we complete, we have strong relationships with counterparts we've previously worked with and their advisers, often speeding up proceedings.

We can offer you flexible service charges on mixed use schemes and will always provide clarity when it comes to our pricing structures.

Contact Us

Whether you’re a developer or occupier, our real estate development lawyers can help protect your objectives and vision. Give our friendly team a call on 0808 291 6784 or get in touch online.

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We also offer the following services:

Corporate Occupiers

We advise occupiers across a broad spectrum of sectors including office, retail, financial services, Leisure and industrial.

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.

Recent Work

East Midlands Airport Property

Advised on the joint venture between Litton and the motorway service company, Moto, to develop a 3.9 acre site in one of the most connected sites in the East Midlands.


Ellandi And Bridges

Advised on the UK’s leading community shopping centre investor, on its new joint venture with The Bridges Property Alternatives Fund III, managed by specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Ventures (“Bridges”). The new JV plans to build a portfolio of community shopping centres.

Jackson’s Row Development Partnership

Advised on a major deal involving former Manchester United stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs which will see the creation of a landmark new mixed use scheme in Manchester city centre.

IDI Gazeley £87.5m Forward Funding

Advised key client IDI Gazeley on the sale and forward funding of Plot 230 Magna Park, Milton Keynes to Standard Life Assurance Limited.


Advised Redevco, the European investment manager of high street retail properties, on the acquisition of the former Hanningtons Estate in Brighton. The price was over £50 million and the seller was West Register, part of The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mercer Real Estate Partners

Advised on the acquisition of Mitre House, 160 Aldersgate Street, London EC2 for £64m and are continuing to advise Mercer on its pre-letting and on-going development comprising more than 188,000 sq ft.

3 Sovereign Square, Leeds

Advising on the formation of a joint venture vehicle between Bruntwood Estates and Kier Property Developments and acting for it on the acquisition of the site of 3 Sovereign Square from Leeds City Council, planning permission for an 80,000 plus square feet six storey building, pre-letting of over half of it to Addleshaw Goddard, construction appointments and building contract and funding.


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

"Irwin Mitchell provide excellent advice and it is a true partnership where they understand our needs, requirements and appetite for risk."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"They have an excellent breadth of expertise in all matters to do with commercial property. A well-resourced team with excellent cover and support."

Legal 500, 2020
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“Excellent, hardworking team with great commercial awareness.”

Legal 500, 2022

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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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.

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.