Team

Herbert Smith Freehills' UK real estate development team are the lawyers of choice for many of the world's leading developers, investors, funders, private equity houses, occupiers and corporates.  Our trademark is to combine in depth commercial knowledge of the real estate industry with coordinated property, planning, corporate, tax, construction, environment and litigation expertise to help our clients mitigate risk, augment returns and achieve their commercial goals.  

This blog focuses mainly on updates related to real estate development.  We have extensive experience in the field of real estate development law and have advised on many of the most high profile and complex property developments in the UK. Our clients include landowners, property developers, government departments and agencies, local authorities, charities, financial institutions, and energy and infrastructure promoters.

Our team is an experienced full service team, with expertise covering all stages in the real estate development process.    

Key contacts

Planning

Matthew White
Matthew White
Partner and Head of UK planning practice, London
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+44 20 7466 2461
Catherine Howard
Catherine Howard
Partner, planning, London
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+44 20 7466 2858
Lucy Morton
Lucy Morton
Professional support lawyer, planning, London (maternity leave)
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+44 20 7466 2626
Fiona Sawyer
Fiona Sawyer
Professional support lawyer, planning, London (maternity cover)
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+44 20 7466 2961

General real estate

Richard Forsdyke
Richard Forsdyke
Partner and Head of UK Real Estate Development, London
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+44 20 7466 2856
Donald Rowlands
Donald Rowlands
Partner and Head of real estate practice (UK and EMEA), London
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+44 20 7466 2287
Ian Cox
Ian Cox
Managing partner UK and US, Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2043
Shelagh McKibbin
Shelagh McKibbin
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2304
Julian Pollock
Julian Pollock
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2682
Nick Turner
Nick Turner
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2640
David Rosen
David Rosen
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2648
Alice Dockar
Alice Dockar
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2636
Jeremy Walden
Jeremy Walden
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2198
Martin Dawbney
Martin Dawbney
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2015
Michelle Howie
Michelle Howie
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2104
Shona Grey
Shona Grey
Partner, real estate, London
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+44 20 7466 2094

Construction and engineering

Tim Healey
Tim Healey
Partner, construction and engineering, London
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+44 20 7466 2356
Nicholas Downing
Nicholas Downing
Partner and Joint head of construction and engineering practice, London
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+44 20 7466 2741

Real estate dispute resolution

Matthew Bonye
Matthew Bonye
Partner and Head of real estate dispute resolution, London
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+44 20 7466 2162

Environment

Julie Vaughan
Julie Vaughan
Senior associate, environment, London
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+44 20 7466 2745

Tax

Neil Warriner
Neil Warriner
Partner, real estate tax, London
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+44 20 7466 2330

Real estate finance

Gary Hommel
Gary Hommel
Partner, Head of finance, London
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+44 20 7466 2123
Simon Chadney
Simon Chadney
Partner, finance, London
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+44 20 7466 2993
Robert Carr
Robert Carr
Partner, finance, London
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+44 20 7466 2110