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Working as part of your professional team, our expert lawyers helps manage your project from inception through to completion. We have a wealth of experience across all areas of development – meaning we offer a pragmatic and commercial approach, finding workable solutions and providing a smooth delivery for your projects.

Our clients include developers, local authorities, government agencies (including the Homes & Communities Agency), promoters, housing associations and landowners looking to realise the value of their property assets. This experience of development from different perspectives is one of our unique strengths, whichever sector you operate in, we understand the stakeholders involved in your deals.

what we do...

  • Our expertise include - commercial and mixed-use development, residential development, regeneration, urban extensions, joint ventures, promotion agreements, renewable energy projects and investment and funding structures

  • Full service legal solution - we can support you on planning, procurement processes, choosing the correct joint venture vehicle, environmental law advice, construction issues and documents and tax advice and developing tax efficient structures.

  • Over 50 lawyers – based in Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester.

  • Legal 500 regional real estate team of the year 2013.

  • Our breadth of experience means we know what the market will (and will not) accept - we won’t sit on the fence – our advice will be clear and have a firm recommendation.

  • Talk to us about flexible, transparent fee arrangements - we understand the market you are in.

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Comprehensive land registration: 2025 target set for the public sector

87% of the ownership of land in England and Wales is registered at HM Land Registry. The Land Registry is now aiming to close the 13% gap, and secure the full registration of all freehold land in England and Wales by 2030.

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EE Ltd and Hutchinson 3G UK Ltd v the Trustees of Meyrick 1968 Combined Trust of Meyrick Estate Management [2019] UKUT 164 (LC)

Landowners were unable to show that they had a genuine intention to redevelop land to enable them to oppose the imposition of code rights under the Electronic Communications Code 2017.

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Legal updates

London Kendal Street No3 Ltd v Daejan Investments Ltd [2019] 7 WLUK 589

The first reported case in which a court has had to apply the ‘new’ test on ground (f) set out by the Supreme Court last year.

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Legal updates

The David Roberts Art Foundation Limited v Riedweg [2019] EWHC 1358

A charity (DRAF) contracted to sell a property to a buyer (R) for £8.01m. Following a failure to complete, DRAF served a notice to complete on R and then gave notice to R that it was rescinding the contract and forfeiting the deposit (£410,000).

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