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The UK real estate market has been strong for the past couple of years, and with development 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, including 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 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, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol, and Aberdeen.

In addition to our UK offering, with over 460 lawyers, spanning across 65 offices worldwide, the CMS Real Estate and Construction Practice is one of the largest specialist teams worldwide.

We are pleased 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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Neil Lacey
Neil Lacey
Part­ner
Neil is a partner based in Liverpool. With over 15 years’ post qualification experience, he has experienced of a broad range of commercial property matters. With particular expertise in relation to...
Daniel Walsh
Daniel Walsh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Daniel Walsh is a Partner in the CMS UK Real Estate Team.  He handles a broad range of complex, strategic and high value development and investment transactions, with a particular focus on the development...
Katy Abrahams
Katy Abrahams
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Katy is a Senior Associate in the Planning Team.
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Claire Chillingworth
Claire Chillingworth
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Claire is a senior associate in the Real Estate Team at CMS London.  Claire provides a full range of real estate and broader commercial advice to a range of clients including Brockton Everlast, Dolphin...
Hannah Dow
Hannah Dow
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Hannah Dow is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Department and is based in Liverpool. Since qualifying in October 2012, Hannah has provided clear advice on a broad range of commercial property matters...
Coralie McKeivor
Coralie McKeivor
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Bristol
Coralie is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Transactions Team.
Dan Watkins
Dan Watkins
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Dan is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate department. He is based in Liverpool and has a particular breadth of experience within the retail and pub sectors. Dan predominately acts for a large publicly...
Emma Brendling
Emma Brendling
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Emma is an associate in the Real Estate team in London.During her training contract, Emma also spent time in the Construction & Engineering and Corporate and Leveraged Finance & Infrastructure Project...
Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Kelly is a newly qualified associate in our Planning Team in Sheffield. She deals with due diligence for investors and developers, drafting of planning agreements and reviewing environmental impact assessments.Kelly...
Francesca Clarke
Francesca Clarke
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Francesca Clarke is an Associate in the Real Estate department advising on a wide range of non-contentious property issues. She joined CMS on qualification following training at a regional West Midlands...