Burges Salmon LLP

Real Estate Department

South West
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What the team is known for Outstanding real estate practice with significant experience of investment transactions and asset management. Regularly advises retailers, major landowners and institutional investors. Also has extensive expertise in development, particularly of student accommodation and energy schemes. Often involved in development matters and property transactions in London. Notable strength in advising clients on redevelopment and regeneration projects, as well as headquarters relocations and large-scale lettings.

Strengths A client appreciates that the team is "very good at understanding not only the wishes but also the personality of the client," noting that the lawyers are able to "respond to our needs accordingly."

A second client applauds the team's "excellent service," describing it as "very good technically yet always prepared to offer a commercial view."

Work highlights Advised Malaysian developer YTL on its development of the Filton airfield site.

Notable practitioners

Real estate sector group head
Richard Clark
acts on disposals, redevelopments and lettings for a broad range of clients including public bodies, retailers and international and domestic developers.
"Richard provides good, clear advice."


Ross Polkinghorne
leads the real estate development team and frequently advises on major redevelopment and regeneration projects in the region.
"He is detail-focused and seeks solutions when working with other lawyers, without seeking to out-lawyer them."