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
+44 20 7466 2461

Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard
Partner, planning, London
+44 20 7466 2858

Fiona Sawyer

Fiona Sawyer
Professional support lawyer, planning, London
+44 20 7466 2674

General real estate

Richard Forsdyke

Richard Forsdyke
Partner and Head of UK Real Estate Development, London
+44 20 7466 2856

Jeremy Walden

Jeremy Walden
Partner and Head of real estate practice (UK and EMEA), London
+44 20 7466 2198

Donald Rowlands

Donald Rowlands
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2287

Ian Cox

Ian Cox
Managing partner UK and US, Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2043

Shelagh McKibbin

Shelagh McKibbin
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2304

Julian Pollock

Julian Pollock
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2682

Nick Turner

Nick Turner
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2640

David Rosen

David Rosen
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2648

Alice Dockar

Alice Dockar
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2636

Michelle Howie

Michelle Howie
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2104

Shona Grey

Shona Grey
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2094

William Turnbull

William Turnbull
Partner, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2497

Natasha Delcourt

Natasha Delcourt
Senior Associate, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2132

Construction and engineering

Tim Healey

Tim Healey
Partner, construction and engineering, London
+44 20 7466 2356

Nicholas Downing

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

Real estate dispute resolution

Matthew Bonye

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

Environment

Julie Vaughan

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

Tax

William Arrenberg

William Arrenberg
Partner, real estate tax, London
+44 20 7466 2574

Real estate finance

Gary Hommel

Gary Hommel
Partner, Head of finance, London
+44 20 7466 2123

Simon Chadney

Simon Chadney
Partner, finance, London
+44 20 7466 2993

Robert Carr

Robert Carr
Partner, finance, London
+44 20 7466 2110

Corporate real estate

Paul Chases

Paul Chases
Partner and Head of corporate real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2386