Real Estate

Rigorous process, faster results

Our real estate capability is unparalleled. Many law firms may say they are able to support the full life cycle of property ownership but we can genuinely make that claim. Our property department includes one of the largest in-house planning teams in the country (including both lawyers and chartered planners), a property dispute resolution practice, a construction team as well as a very substantial transactional capability.

The team comprises 30 real estate partners and consultants across our four sites in London, Gatwick, Guildford and Brighton who are supported by over 60 property professionals and support lawyers.

Property comprises almost half of our turnover, and growing.

Your property success is crucial to us. 

What our property lawyers do

How our real estate lawyers work

What they say

"What makes the service unique is it is very flexible, each team member specialises in specific aspects of law. The advantage is that each specialist is immediately available and responsive."

Legal 500 UK 2022

The number of our property partners and consultants enables us to offer a genuine partner led approach on projects and assignments.

DMH Stallard’s real estate capability enables us draw together expertise to build multi-disciplinary teams and to offer a genuine start to finish legal service. We support clients from site appraisal and, where necessary, assembly, acquisition, planning and thereafter construction, through to management and disposal. Speed is often of the essence and the scale of our practice enables us to assemble teams and turn projects round rapidly and efficiently.

Our property solicitors support clients in sectors as diverse as housebuilding and construction, investment, utilities, retail and the public sector.

The team have excellent contacts within the property industry across all four of our geographical locations with opinion formers and business leaders.

We can advise not only on the most complex of financing, development and regeneration projects, but also on volume and routine matters too. We have our bespoke technology platform, DMH Direct, that offers an innovative and streamlined approach to property management and we can offer that to our clients without charge.

All transactions involving property are important. We offer an initial discussion about your project brief without charge so please get in contact with a member of the real estate team.

Key Contacts

Tina George
Adrian Scales
Cathy Searle
Anne Milne

Tina George

Partner
Head of the firm’s real estate offering and specialist in managing complex property portfolios and disputes
Gatwick

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Adrian Scales

Partner
Head of London Real Estate specialising in commercial real estate with a particular focus on Investment, Development and Landlord and Tenant matters
London

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Cathy Searle

Partner
Specialist property development lawyer
Guildford

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Anne Milne

Partner
Real Estate Partner leading property finance team with particular expertise in banking and charities
Gatwick

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Further reading

The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022: Property Aspects

Blog, Legal Updates
25/03/2022
Nigel Skevington outlines the property aspects of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 which received royal assent on 15th March 2022
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VAT and break options in commercial leases

Blog
20/01/2022
In September 2020, HMRC updated its guidance on payments arising out of early contract termination, pending further review. Cheraine Williams comments on what we can expect to see in further promised guidance updates
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Service charge demands – getting it right

Blog
18/01/2022
Cheraine Williams details the importance of checking your lease and offers her advice to avoid painful Court applications
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Amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002

Blog
14/12/2021
James Picknell takes a look at some of the changes that might come into effect in 2022 that you might need to know
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