We’re trusted by clients to take a commercial and pragmatic approach within real estate finance. We understand the importance of delivering an excellent service, on time and within budget. We’re known for working hard to simplify and streamline the process for every client, taking time to understand your transactional needs, as well as the challenges presented across a wide range of sectors.
Our clients include all major UK clearing banks, challenger banks, private equity funds, insurers/life funds, non-bank lenders and non-UK lenders. We have particular, practical experience of advising those active in the investment, development, PRS, housebuilding, hotel, education, healthcare and retail sectors.
What sets us apart is our combined scale and breadth of expertise. With a strong real estate finance offering in 12 locations in the UK and Ireland, as well as relevant experience in France, Germany and the Middle East, we have the size and resource to undertake real estate finance transactions of all sizes and complexity and the local knowledge to enable us to add value and deliver transactions cost effectively.
With the third anniversary of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland fast approaching, we consider the key issues for commercial tenants.
Legal business DWF has appointed three partners to the Dublin office as it continues to strengthen its commercial capability across key practice areas.
Legal business DWF has advised Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator, on a pair of forward funding deals in London valued at over £200m combined.
Leading legal business DWF has advised UK property investment company Custodian REIT on its acquisition of a £26.75 million property portfolio. The portfolio of 10 light industrial properties is worth £2.21million in rent for Custodian REIT, with a net initial yield of 7.86%.
Commissioning new-build commercial property is commonly done by way of dual contracts: for the purchase of land (subject to SDLT) and for the vendor to build out the property. How can buyers manage the risk of the builder letting them down?
Following on from our recent article in the case of Grove Investments Limited v. Cape Building Products Limited  CSIH 43, there have been two further recent cases which have also favoured the tenants’ interpretation of the lease in respect of dilapidations at lease expiry.