We have one of the largest teams of property lawyers dedicated to the public sector in the country. The depth of our experience combined with our team’s extensive knowledge of the public and private sectors, means that we can provide unrivalled legal advice on the variety of operational and strategic property issues that your organisation may face. Our advice is guided by the need not only to get things done, but to get them done properly, on time and within budget.

Our close and longstanding links with government and regulators ensure we keep you up to date with the latest policy and legal developments that are relevant to you. We keep a breast of your unique requirements regarding security, keeping of firearms and other facilities like stables and dog training centres.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Estates rationalisation

    We help rationalise your estate, develop a practical strategy to create efficiencies, maximise income, and spot opportunities. We can produce a full estate audit for you, as an invaluable estates management tool.

  • Development and construction

    We advise on town and country planning, construction and building contracts and development agreements, excluding fit-out and refurbishment.

  • Buying and selling

    We work with you to identify property for disposal, negotiate the sale of surplus land to maximise sale proceeds, or act on the purchase of a new site or premises.

  • Property leases

    Whether you’re a tenant or landlord, owner or occupier, we can negotiate your lease or licence, help you minimise risks, manage on-going obligations and advise on CRC requirements.

  • Regularising your estate

    We assist in putting the arrangements you have with the people who use your property on a formal footing, to give certainty, reduce risk exposure and maximise returns.

  • Strategic estates solutions

    We  explore options with you for achieving your estate objectives whether their geared towards capital redevelopment or establishing joint venture or partnership arrangements with the wider public sector.

  • Resolving disputes

    Our property litigation team can guide you through, and assist with, resolving disputes or disagreements which arise under your property or construction arrangements.