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          Real Estate

          The Real Estate sector is dynamic and constantly evolving, reacting to political events and ever-increasing layers of regulation and tax as well as being interwoven with the global economy and fluctuations in currency markets.

          The Real Estate sector is dynamic and constantly evolving, reacting to political events and ever-increasing layers of regulation and tax as well as being interwoven with the global economy and fluctuations in currency markets.
           
          This leads to unique challenges and opportunities. 

          "They have the quality, sector knowledge and the ability to be a member of our team."
          – Chambers and Partners UK 2016 - Real Estate Northwest

          We are one of the biggest Real Estate teams in the UK, seamlessly interacting with colleagues across the business in complementary disciplines such as real estate finance, banking, corporate, construction and tax. We pride ourselves on becoming part of your team, taking time to understand your business and helping to give you the commercial edge. Our Real Estate team comprises over 200 lawyers, providing technically excellent, cost-effective and commercial legal advice.

          We are located in all the major cities in the UK and operate under English and Scottish law.  Ranked first of all top 20 law firms for quality of our legal advice, we maximise our national footprint to deliver tailored solutions for clients, regardless of their location. Our breadth allows us to provide bespoke solutions and advise clients across an expanding number of asset classes within the sector.

          Our clients include investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations, as well as banks, insurance companies, pension and sovereign wealth funds.

          Innovation is part of our DNA - by thinking differently, we deliver innovative legal solutions and products to deliver your deal, minimise risk and enable you to achieve a competitive advantage.

          Meet our team

          Toby Askin

          • Partner // Head of Real Estate Group

          Melanie Williams

          • Partner // Head of Real Estate Sector // Head of Hospitality Group

          Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Global Disputes

          Mark Hickey

          • Chairman of Partners (Asia Pacific Region)

          James Fox

          • Partner // Head of Dispute Resolution (Middle East)

          Michael Neary

          • Partner // Head of Real Estate (Dublin)

          Julie Galbraith

          • Partner // Northern Ireland Head of Real Estate and Retail, Food, and Hospitality
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