Real Estate solicitors to protect your investment
‘Our focus is to form a close working relationship; getting under the skin of your business to understand your perspective’
Real estate and premises are a vital part of most businesses. The chances are they also reflect a significant investment, which you’ll want to protect. Our Real Estate solicitors can help you deal with the many property issues that could affect your business however large or small.
Understanding commercial real estate
We can provide you with solutions that are pragmatic, commercial and cost-effective. Our commercial real estate expertise covers the following areas:
- Landlord and tenant services
Here we can offer you advice that covers both sides of the landlord/tenant relationship. Find out more
- Commercial developers
From joint ventures to planning agreements and land options, we’ve got the in-depth expertise you need to sort out the legal side fast. Find out more
- Banks and funders
Recent headlines highlight all too often how real estate investment and development goes wrong. The effects can be terminal so getting the right advice is crucial. Find out more
- Raising finance
Knowing the ‘ins and outs’ of each funding option can mean the difference between success and failure. Find out more
- Pension fund property
There are many opportunities offered by pension funding, such as SIPP, SSAS and EPUT transactions. But is it right for you? Find out more
- Commercial landowners
We can provide advice on most issues concerning commercial land, from the implications of waste sites and mineral extraction to selling the land. Find out more
- Health and Social Care property
We deal with all types of setting including residential and nursing homes, supported living, retirement villages and new developments. Find out more.
Our team of real estate solicitors also works closely with our other property experts in specialist areas, including construction, agriculture and rural business, charities and property disputes. This makes sure that you receive an all-round service, all under one roof.
“What the team is known for: Accomplished real estate team with experience working on residential development for both landowners and developers. Also often advises charities, healthcare groups and retail clients on their property needs. Able to advise on the property aspects of corporate transactions. Possesses additional experience in handling acquisitions and disposals for pension schemes. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They have a good reputation and are extremely reliable and easy to deal with.” Work highlights: Continued to advise Bath Rugby in relation to the club’s large-scale redevelopment of its playing facilities. Acting for Balfour Beatty Group on the pre-letting and sale of part of a mixed-use development in Cheswick Village, Bristol. The team also advised on the legal structure for the sale of the residential units. Notable practitioners Paul Daniels (Band 3) frequently represents education and care home clients, in addition to handling office acquisitions and lease renewal negotiations. Clients say: “He has excellent experience, is very accessible and provides sound advice.” Chambers 2019 South West
“What the team is known for: Notable for its broad client base, including those in the leisure, communications and education sectors. Also attracts instructions from clients in the charity sector. Regularly instructed by landowners to advise on significant development matters, including promotion and option agreements. Equally well equipped to handle complex lease work and secured lending matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “The service and team are excellent. I cannot fault the client service or value for money. I left the engagement as a very satisfied client.” Work highlights: Advised Signet Trading in relation to the renewal of its lease of a unit within the Exchange Shopping Centre in Putney. Notable practitioners: Peter Foskett (Band 4) is recognised for his work in landowner representation, covering promotions, options and development contract work. A client recalls: “He had a refreshing sense of urgency, drive and energy to get everything finalised in the timeframes our business needed. He made a difference.” Greg Callard (Star Associcate – NB Greg was an associate during research period) represents high-profile banking and retail clients. Sources describe him as a “commercially minded and detail-orientated” practitioner who “always goes the extra mile to conclude a transaction.” Chambers 2019 Thames Valley
“Royds Withy King’s property group provides ‘a standard of service that is comparable to many larger—and more expensive—London and Bristol firms’. Headed by Paul Daniels, the team has a particularly broad, sector-based real estate service, which covers healthcare, education and charity work, pension and investment property, residential development, corporate occupier and leasing work, and secured lending. Of particular note, Daniels assisted Gold Care Holdings and its shareholders with a high-value disposal and leaseback of 18 care homes to an American REIT. Senior associate Aman Hart counselled a specialist property developer on the property and construction aspects of its development of a large care home and assisted living village; Hart also advised on the security arrangements for the associated financing. Further, the ‘proactive, diligent, and commercially minded’ Greg Callard, who made partner in 2018, advised a company on a transaction with a European bank to refinance the client’s property portfolio. Peter Foskett is also recommended.” Legal 500 2018 South West
“At Royds Withy King, The Oxford office’s team at Royds Withy King is headed by senior associate Julie Acock, who ‘provides an excellent service’, with ‘timely, cost-effective and practical advice’. The practice is strong for development projects, with recent highlights including advice on option agreements for landowners, the development of a new surgery for a doctor’s practice, and acting for a developer on the acquisition and development of a scheme of 22 new homes. Acock specialises in the retail and leisure sectors, and also acts for several major banks on commercial lending matters. Paul Daniels has been involved in large transactions including mixed-use developments and care home acquisitions and re-financings. Andrew Chalk has a niche area of expertise in rural and equestrian property transactions including the sale, purchase and letting of training establishments, studs and farmland conversion.” Legal 500 2018 South East