Real Estate

Our UK-wide real estate practice comprises 23 partners, 52 lawyers and is consistently recognised as a market leader by the leading independent legal directories.  Our expert team of lawyers is supported by specialists in planning, construction, property litigation, corporate, finance, tax and restructuring.

We act for a diverse client base including property companies, real estate funds, developers, housebuilders, retailers, energy companies, high net worth individuals, pension funds, investment trusts, retail and investment banks, professional practices and universities.

Chambers and Partners, which ranks 5 of our partners as “Leaders in their field” also noted our ‘considerable muscle in the marketplace, maintaining a busy workload that spans development, leasing, sales, acquisitions and funding issues.’


"They're an absolute joy to deal with and they are fantastically bright. We are working with people who appear to be at the head of their game and are extremely customer-focused and friendly."
– Chambers, Real Estate

"We have always had a very high standard of service. They are extremely knowledgeable, extremely able and very diligent." – Chambers, Real Estate Litigation

"We get top notch advice without having to pay Magic Circle fees." – Legal 500, Property Litigation


Key People


Advising Ignis UK Property Fund on a number of property investment acquisitions in Aberdeen, including Churchill House and Lion House at Dyce Drive and fully let offices at Enterprise Drive
Global Infrastructure Partners
Advised Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading global infrastructure fund in relation to real estate, planning and finance aspects of their acquisition of Edinburgh Airport from BAA for £807.2 million
Royal London
Acting for Royal London in the sale of two units at Gateway Business Park, Cambuslang to Balfour Beatty Group Limited, and the lease of two units at the M8 Interlink Estate, Coatbridge
Morbaine Limited
Advised developer Morbaine Limited in the property issues relating to the site assembly for the construction and delivery of a new supermarket building at Inglis Green Road, Edinburgh
Gladedale Ventures Limited
Acted on behalf of Gladedale Ventures Limited on the investment sale of the seven storey Quartermile Two office building, and in the sale of retail space at Quartermile Four at the Quartermile development, Edinburgh
Blackrock UK Property Fund
Acted for Blackrock UK Property Fund, providing property and planning advice in the acquisition of Caledonian Exchange, Edinburgh
Advised Infinis on the refinancing of their windfarm portfolio
Gamesa Energia S.A.
Advising Gamesa Energia S.A. in the sale of the Carscreugh Renewable Energy Park to John Laing
Miller Developments
Acting for Miller Developments in the acquisition of 100 acre site adjacent to Aberdeen airport with planning consent for 1.4m sq. ft. of office / industrial space; subsequent sale of approximately 40 acres and ongoing work in respect of the creation and development of D2 Business Park on the remaining 60 acres
Sainsbury's Bank
Acting for Sainsbury’s Bank in taking a lease of 80,000 sq. ft. office headquarters building at Edinburgh Park business park
Sheffield United plc
Acting for Sheffield United plc on the 25 year leases of three sites in Sheffield comprising football stadium, training ground and football academy at rents of £400k per annum and concluding simultaneous conditional options to transfer the freehold reversions at market values of £30million on satisfaction of various conditions.
Instant Managed Offices Limited
Floors 8 and 9, The Point, Paddington Basin London W2. Managed letting to C B & I UK Limited for a five year term at an initial aggregate rental of £3,954,471
Elizabeth House, Cambridge and New Premier House, Southampton Row, London. Purchase of office and mixed use buildings for total consideration of £23 million for conversion to student accommodation (retaining retail units at ground/basement level in London) and agreed terms to let at a total income in excess of £4 million per year with fixed annual escalation.
BAE Systems
Acting on the regeneration and disposals of former parts of Royal Ordnance factory, Bishopton (among the largest regeneration projects in Europe).
Taylor Wimpey
Acting for Taylor Wimpey in the first development sale of the regeneration of the iconic steel works. Taylor Wimpey will be the first independent residential developer on the former Ravenscraig Steel Works site.