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Development & Construction

Our lawyers are all experts in their chosen specialisms, but you need your advisers to be able to look beyond the specific deal or project to understand your business sector. That is why our lawyers immerse themselves in specific industry sectors, making sure that they understand your business as well as they do their own.

From site acquisition and strategic planning to development finance, tax advice, construction disputes and plot sales; we can assemble the right team of specialists to help you to acquire land, develop it and dispose of it with the minimum of fuss and for maximum value.  Our team of dedicated development lawyers include specialists in real estate, real estate finance, planning, highways, environmental and construction law and we act for many household names including some of the country's largest housebuilders, commercial developers and construction firms.

As the high street banks have withdrawn from development finance the traditional sources of funding have dried up.  This has led to a changing landscape for the industry, with cash-rich landowners and promoters backed by private equity working alongside the more traditional developers at the same time as the planning regime has undergone the most dramatic change in more than two decades.  Our clients and the issues they have reflect this changing landscape and our experience ensures we are uniquely placed to advise on the specific opportunities and challenges each type of client has.