Acuity Law

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Standout real estate team representing a diverse array of clients nationwide. Demonstrates particular strength in major development work, from large city centre regeneration schemes to energy and infrastructure projects. Regularly advises both public and private sector organisations and provides expertise in areas including private and social housing, educational facilities and renewable energy projects.

Strengths One market source describes the team as a "very good, commercially minded group of lawyers" and says that it "punches well above its weight."

One client remarks: "They've been extremely good - very accessible, easy to talk to and very prompt in replying. They were able to handle a complex deal extremely well for us."

Work highlights Acted for Bluestone Resorts on its acquisition and development of a new £105 million resort in Pembrokeshire, to comprise 500 lodges and cottages as well as a water park, restaurants, a spa and water sports centre.

Notable practitioners

Gareth Baker has key expertise in urban regeneration and commercial redevelopment schemes. He advises on strategic acquisitions and disposals along with the negotiation of leasing and development agreements. A client comments: "He did a good job pulling everything together. I was impressed with his proactivity and drive."

Jonathan Geen primarily assists clients on development matters, including housing-led regeneration schemes and infrastructure projects. He is very experienced in advising on property joint ventures. Sources describe him as a "fantastic lawyer" who is "very knowledgeable and user-friendly."

"Excellent lawyer" Stephen Morris is an experienced development lawyer who assists with all aspects of major projects. His recent work has included substantial mixed-use schemes as well as residential redevelopments.