Commercial Property Development Lawyers

We have one of the strongest specialist real estate development groups in the UK

Commercial Development Solicitors

Our property development lawyers have a reputation for delivering fast, focused and cost-effective legal and commercial advice.

Even when working on the most complex of real estate projects, we propose commercially sound strategies that deliver results for our clients and address any issues that arise quickly. Our property development team takes a full-service approach to development work, advising on matters as diverse as financial structures, environmental law and property litigation so that all angles are covered.

We have extensive experience in dealing with the legal and commercial challenges posed by large-scale real estate developments. Our industry know-how and understanding of the nuances of property law ensure you have the counsel that’s needed to support you throughout the entire development process.

Our property development expertise

Our commercial property development solicitors act for all parties that can be involved in real estate developments including landowners, developers, investors, pension funds, banks, venture capitalists, landlords, occupiers, FTSE 100 companies, international conglomerates and inward investors. This gives us the necessary “360 vision” to provide effective advice on what are the key drivers for each.

What sets us apart is our ability to provide excellent legal advice proactively and in alignment with the type of commercial property development you intend to undertake. This includes structuring the deal to maximise cash flow and profits whilst minimising risk and tax liability. In addition, we orchestrate the professional team to provide what is needed when it is needed.

Brexit has brought this into sharp focus. Developers with a strong integrated team of experienced advisers are now far better placed to navigate through these turbulent waters. A time of change means a time for caution and opportunity. Whilst occupiers remain cautious, the daily demands of industry continue to drive deals and the speed of securing these is now of paramount importance.

Whether you are an established developer or an entrepreneur embarking on your first opportunity, we will provide a dedicated team equipped with not only the legal and sector knowledge but also the ability to communicate with you, your professional team and any in-house counsel to make the journey as stress-free as possible.

We advise on tax-efficient structures to maximise cash flow and can call upon the assistance of a dedicated property finance team when external bank finance or investment is being secured.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

We have supported clients with a wide range of developments from small-scale real estate projects to international corporate ventures. Through our work, we’ve established a reputation for reliability and commercial astuteness, anticipating problems before they arise and developing effective legal solutions. In addition to our exceptional track record, there are plenty of other reasons to choose us when searching for commercial development lawyers:

  • Combining speed with quality advice – Real estate is a challenging and fast-moving industry. Successful development requires advisers in all areas with in-depth knowledge and a strong track record in their sector. With Shakespeare Martineau, you have access to a skilled, multi-disciplined team of professionals.

  • Asset rich, cash poor – We work with clients to develop new ways of delivering projects and scenarios where cash is scarce and assets must be utilised to produce results or enable other opportunities to be explored.

  • One size doesn’t fit all – When dealing with any client or considering any project, we provide a bespoke team experienced in their relevant sector be it office, leisure, retail, warehouse, light industrial development or town centre regeneration.

The way we help you

To some legal firms, reciprocity means little more than access to websites, the odd update and seminar invitation. To us, reciprocity means investing time to get to know our clients and how you tick.

We find opportunities to introduce our clients to other advisors and key decision-makers that can really assist in achieving your objectives, including the introduction of off-market deals when the opportunity arises.

Our commercial property development solicitors are experts in diverse and innovative funding structures and work with clients to realise the development and ultimately the investment.

Your journey through the legal process

You may be unsure of the onboarding process when seeking to engage lawyers who can assist with your property development. We’ve outlined the steps involved below to give you complete visibility:

  1. Get in touch with us by clicking the button below or speak to a member of our team on 0330 024 0333.

  2. One of our commercial development lawyers will contact you within an hour to ascertain the nature and scope of the property developments you are planning.

  3. Following this initial consultation, we will provide a full breakdown of our costs; if you would like to proceed, we will send you a pack of onboarding documents.

  4. We then work closely alongside you to oversee the legal and commercial aspects of your real estate projects, exploring opportunities to increase profitability whilst reducing risk.