Developing land to deliver new homes and communities is a complex process that can take many years. These transactions often involve major investment from multiple partners and require expert advice to navigate the nuance of the legal issues and deliver projects on time.

Our long established Strategic Land team has extensive experience working on both greenfield and brownfield sites with medium to long term development potential. We work with:

  • Landowners
  • Promoters
  • Developers

Our integrated approach combines the expertise of our real estate and planning lawyers with our construction, public law, tax and corporate specialists. We can guide a project through every stage, from initial acquisition through to planning and development. Our services include:

  • Structuring the deal – including: strategic options, conditional contracts, joint venture and collaboration agreements
  • Planning advice – including: policy applications; planning applications; planning appeals and environmental land advice
  • Real estate advisory, transactions and disputes – including: disposals; commercial and agricultural tenancies; restrictive covenants and rights of way; heritage property

Whatever the scope of your project, our Strategic Land team can ensure it is delivered on time and to the highest standard. Our real estate specialists are based throughout the UK - so no matter how large, urgent or complex your requirements, we have the resources to support you.

We collaborate with our clients to enhance land values, create achievable development, and ultimately turn land into new communities. 

Contact Us

Our expert team can provide legal services throughout the entire life-cycle of your development project. Give us a call on 0808 291 6784 or get in touch online.

Recent Work

Allied Care Limited

We acted on the acquisition of numerous care homes and subsequent advice on the full range of property matters associated with their portfolio.

Jaffray Care Group

We advised this registered charity on the remodelling of their structure separating care services and property services.


Advised New Century Care on a £70 million refinancing of group loan facilities and acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland on the c£25m refinance of Malhotra Care Home Group.

Employment Advice

We provided employment advice to a range of care homes and care service providers, including: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, Magna Care Group, North London Homecare and Support, Here 2 Care, Saddler’s Health Centre, and Sustain UK Limited - with particular expertise advising on National Minimum Wage compliance, an increasingly litigious area for providers with potentially costly implications.

IT procurement

Advised a leading provider of services for the over 50s on IT procurement and related projects.

Challenging CQC Decisions

Acting for care homes to challenge CQC decisions and challenge councils over fee arrangements.


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

"Sincere thanks for all your skill, effort and hard work (often very unsociable hours!). A fantastic result! We look forward to working with you through the development and sales phases!”

Development Director, global logistics company
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022

“Strong, sector-relevant knowledge; flexibility of approach and appreciation of inhouse requirements and pressures.”

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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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.

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.