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Real estate is about making property work for you, whether it is your core business, or ancillary to it.

That may mean securing the right sites for a retail or leisure brand roll-out, expanding or refitting office space at just the right time to increase business capacity, getting the right structure in place for a mixed use public/private development, or building an investment portfolio. All of these require commercially oriented and pragmatic legal expertise delivered in a straightforward, accessible way.

Lewis Silkin Real Estate

Our real estate group combines real depth of knowledge with breadth of scope and capability. We have a particular focus on corporate occupiers, development and regeneration, investment, and property finance, with our work ranging from transactional support to providing specialist advice covering planning, construction, dispute resolution and tax.

We advise lenders and investors; private developers, major corporates and public bodies; as well as both landlords and tenants, giving us a wide-ranging perspective. Regardless of their business type or sector, our clients come back to us time and again, demonstrating the trust they place in us to help them to address their property-related challenges.

You can view our latest 2 blog posts below and our full blog here.  



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Who’s Who? - ‘Principal Accountable Person’ under Section 73 of the Building Safety Act 2022

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Lewis Silkin recently advised on a dispute between an intermediate landlord (IL) and their management company (MC) over who the Principal Accountable Person (PAP) was under Section 73 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA). By no means an easy task…

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Sara Hanrahan interviewed for PCD Club’s ‘Meet Our Members’ feature. In the 35th edition of PCD Club’s digital magazine, Sara discusses her passion for sustainability, helping junior lawyers excel in their careers and her greatest achievements to date.

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Commitment and Collaboration - key takeaways from the Smart Building Show 2023

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Have we reached the bottom of the market? Jonathan Martry writes for The Sphere…

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It’s now been a year since the ‘mini budget’ of September 2022 rapidly brought the end of the Q2/ Q3 2022’s improving market conditions.


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Sustainability can be a complicated topic. To help demystify it for you, we’ve put together a glossary of key terminology used when discussing sustainability and real estate.

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