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.
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.
Internationally we have a continually growing capabilities across; Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Middle East.
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.
DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.
"I can’t praise DWF’s Real Estate and Construction team highly enough. The professional service, knowledge and advice received on this project was second to none."– Leading UK Housing Association, 2019
"10/10 satisfaction rating for services delivered by DWF"– Managing Director at a leading international real estate fund
Technology has the potential to transform any sector, and real estate is no exception – whether it is through the use of blockchain providing increasing liquidity and transparency on transactions, or the use of artificial intelligence to allow ever more accurate investment decisions to be made. But is the market ready?
DWF are offering a unique opportunity for junior in-house lawyers to learn and network at our training series.
What are the key challenges and how can town centres flourish in the future?
DWF, the global legal business, has advised Custodian REIT plc on its latest £24.65 million property portfolio acquisition.
A new survey of over 2000 British adults has revealed that 64 per cent believe the majority of our high streets will cease to exist in half a century.
Legal and regulatory concerns around implementing new technology are holding back real estate businesses from driving innovation in the sector, according to a new report by global legal business, DWF.
Co-living has been around for many years in different guises, as many developments have common facilities, sometimes as simple as a shared garden. More recently, and perhaps as a result of the ongoing struggles the younger generation faces in getting onto the property ladder, the emphasis has shifted to a focus on embedding 'community' aspects into these developments.
Since the start of the 21st century, the whole structure of our economy has been transformed as a result of technological advances in information and communications technologies, and we now live in a world which is digitally connected and where time and geography have become increasingly irrelevant.