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Real Estate lawyers

With a recently strong UK real estate market struggling to keep up with demand, competition for prime assets is higher than ever. In addition to availability, landlords, developers, asset managers, investors and occupiers face a range of challenges and opportunities in the current climate. These include the increasing globalisation of the real estate investment market, the growing demand for а high quality built environment with continued focus on achieving sustainability, and the increased use of technology and rising cyber security risks.

With one of the largest real estate teams in the UK, we have the resource and expertise our clients need to respond to this fast-paced market. Our lawyers provide decisive, pragmatic solutions allowing clients to react quickly to seize opportunities. With dedicated planning, finance, tax, construction and dispute specialists as part of the group, we are able to ensure that our clients are realising the most value possible from their assets.

We are one of the few City-based firms able to offer clients a truly full UK-wide service with offices in London, Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and Reading.

In addition to our UK offering, we have real estate lawyers in 70 offices worldwide, making our Real Estate and Construction Practice one of the largest specialist teams worldwide.

We are very proud to be working with some of the most dynamic real estate businesses around at the moment. Our clients range from large international and private investors to developers, universities, utility providers and occupiers.

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Karen Clarke
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Karen Clarke is a partner in the Construction team specialising in the drafting and negotiation of construction and facilities management contracts. She has experience of drafting, negotiating and advising...
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Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure, projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group and regularly advises...
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Simon Johnston
Part­ner
Co-head of Real Estate Finance Group
United Kingdom, London
Simon Johnston is a partner in the CMS Finance Group and Co-head of the Real Estate Finance Group.He heads CMS' London’s Real Estate Finance practice. As well as regularly acting for borrowers and financial...
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Alistair Kennedy
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Alistair Kennedy is a partner in the Real Estate Team. He advises on a wide range of real estate matters, leading teams of lawyers involved in many significant transactions. Recently, his work has been...
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Mark Heighton
Part­ner
Head of Real Estate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Mark Heighton is the Joint Practice Group Leader of the CMS Global Real Estate Team and is jointly responsible for managing over 350 fee earners across the UK and internationally. He has been a member...
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James Miller
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
James Miller has been a partner in the Real Estate team since 2004, having joined CMS in 1997.He handles all aspects of commercial property transactions with a particular expertise in the hospitality...
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Iain Lindsay
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Iain Lindsay's real estate expertise focuses upon transactions involving current and former gas, gas storage and electricity sites. He leads on significant disposals, acquisitions and lettings of utility,...
Kirsten Partridge
Kirsten Partridge
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Kirsten Partridge is partner in the Real Estate Team at CMS Glasgow specialising in retail leasing and development, investment sales and purchases, with a particular focus on institutional investors,...
Carol Nisbet
Carol Nisbet
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Carol Nisbet is a partner in the Real Estate Team.
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Andrew Lewry
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Andrew Lewry is a partner in our Real Estate Transactional Group and has deep experience drawn from acting for a wide range of clients including financial services institutions, property companies, developers...