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Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 3West MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced commercial property team with a strong reputation for real estate funds work. Represents a good choice of firm for those in the logistics and hospitality sectors and has notable strength advising public sector clients. Also offers sector expertise pertaining to retail, with experience handling matters such as the purchase, sale and leasing of major shopping centres.

Strengths

"The team is very commercial and understands our ways of working," notes a client, going on to praise its "knowledge of the property market and willingness to find a solution whatever the problem."

Work highlights

Advised First Panattoni on the acquisition of a former paper mill in Aylesford, valued at approximately £75 million, for redevelopment into a logistics site.

Notable practitioners

Melanie Williams is global head of both the firm's real estate and hospitality groups. She has considerable experience in handling portfolio transactions concerning hotels and also acts for both public and private sector clients in relation to significant development projects.
"She has great knowledge of hotel acquisitions."

Toby Askin heads the firm's real estate team nationally. He advises clients on commercial property development, as well as assisting with the management of property portfolios.

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Real Estate

DWF

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Location

One Snowhill

Snow Hill Queensway

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6GA

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West Midlands

Real Estate


Melanie Williams
Band 2