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Freeths LLP

Real Estate

1 ranked lawyersBand 1East MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Impressive full-service property offering with an enviable regional presence. Acts for clients across both the public and private sectors on matters ranging from commercial development and healthcare property to real estate finance. Additional strength handling projects in the transport and logistics sectors, including warehousing and distribution facilities. Also handles work in the education and residential care sectors.

Strengths

One client says: "The firm is friendly, approachable and provides good advice in a timely fashion."

An interviewee says: "We have been very impressed with the team's levels of communication, speed of response and problem-solving."

"The firm provides very good-quality work at a reasonable price," says a client.

Work highlights

Advised the landowner and developer of Scotch Corner Designer Village, a new outlet shopping destination in the North of England with over 250,000 sq ft of retail space over 92 units. Advised on all aspects of the project, including land acquisitions, pre-lettings, construction and infrastructure.

Notable practitioners

Darren Williamson is head of the national real estate practice and has a wide range of commercial property expertise. He advises on the management of substantial property portfolios as well as development matters, with notable strength in the retail sector.
"Darren is technically and commercially strong."

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Overview

Our Real Estate team not only provides strength in depth but it also brings together all aspects that a client needs to ensure a successful transaction and hence is a true one-stop shop. The team of around 100 lawyers covers site acquisition, planning, environmental, procurement, construction/development, property management and sale/ acquisition by investment vehicles and institutions. We also integrate tax and dispute resolution advice.

Our experience in both the public and the private sectors gives us an added insight, allowing us to identify and avoid issues before they become problems. We are praised for our pragmatism and commercial awareness, which is why we work with so many household names such as those listed in the client lists below. We are also dealing with high net worth clients and complex cases. Within the team we also specialise further into these groups:

  • Commercial Development​    
  • Distressed Property
  • Fund Management/Investment Property
  • Healthcare/Care Homes
  • Licensing
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Property Finance
  • Public Sector Property
  • Regeneration Projects
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Residential Development (site acquisition through to plot sales)
  • Retail
  • Social Housing

Real Estate Department

Freeths LLP

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Department location

Cumberland Court

80 Mount Street

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

UK

NG1 6HH

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East Midlands

Real Estate


Darren Williamson
Band 2