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real estate for retail

We have extensive experience of acting for retailers and understand the cost pressures faced in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We can provide innovative solutions on the full spectrum of property related issues, from the initial planning stage through to completion, and you will benefit from involving us right at the outset. Our goal is to provide commercial advice which mitigates your risk and ensures that your projects are delivered on time.

  • Large dedicated team – over 50 lawyers , advising on all real estate issues including planning, construction, tax, property litigation and environmental matters.
  • Experience – lawyers with substantial retail experience, either working in house with retailers or participating in secondment programmes, with first-hand commercial retail experience.
  • Expertise – extensive roll-outs of stores in high streets and out of town locations, helping clients to secure the best possible terms for leases of premises and advising on the structure of deals.
  • Clients – experience in dealing with all major shopping centres and landlords in England – including White City, Westfield’s Olympic Village, the BullRing, Bicester Village and the Trafford Centre.

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Legal updates

TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 1363 (Ch)

A rare case on the validity of the process to contract out of the security of tenure provisions contained in sections 24 to 28 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.


Legal updates

Co-operative Group Food Ltd v A & A Shah Properties Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 941(Ch)

One of the covenants given by a guarantor in a licence to assign was construed as a sub-guarantee and was therefore valid.


Legal updates

Landlord succeeds in opposing business tenant’s right of renewal by contriving an entirely artificial scheme of works

The judgment in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2017] EWHC 1670 (QB) was handed down on 3 July 2017, and it certainly makes for interesting reading.


Legal updates

Property Managers Association event 2015

For the third year running, we are delighted to host this year’s Property Managers Association training session. Download slides from the event.


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