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

What they say

"Transparent and pragmatic approach to complex property transactions. Accessible and clear communication."

Legal 500 UK 2021

How our real estate lawyers work

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

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Blog, News & PR
29/07/2021
Emily Wood considers the results of our recent survey and the implications for the future of the post-pandemic workplace
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Commercial lease renewals and pandemic clauses

Blog
28/07/2021
Will commercial reality trump the law when leases are up for renewal? Property expert James Picknell takes a look
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Permitted Development Rights and the revised NPPF: Article 4 directions

Blog, Legal Updates
22/07/2021
A revised National Planning Policy Framework has just been published. Holly Stevenson focuses on the change to Article 4 Directions
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Can commercial lessees now ‘relax’ given the extended Government moratorium on forfeiture for non payment of rent?

Legal Updates
20/07/2021
Property Litigation Partner, Keith Pearlman, doesn't think so and explains why they could be in for a nasty shock from 1 October of this year
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  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street

    Brighton

    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street

    Crawley

    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road

    Guildford

    Surrey

    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax

    Horsham

    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane

    London

    EC4A 3BF

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