Real estate

As one of the top real estate law teams in the UK, we can help you with any transaction – no matter how large or complex. We offer deep sector knowledge and a wealth of experience and we really get to know your business needs.

> Our real estate lawyers 
> Our real estate experience
> Our clients
> What our clients and others say about us
> Legal resources you may find useful

Meeting all your real estate needs

Our team has the expertise to help with the whole spectrum of real estate transactions. Our clients all benefit from the insight we gain through working with a wide range of sectors and organisations, as we understand the challenges you face and can offer in-depth, sector-specific experience.

Our clients include major corporates, institutional pension and sovereign wealth funds, management houses, property companies, overseas and private investors, leading educational establishments, hospitals, local authorities and businesses.

We offer experts specialising in landlord and tenant, investment, development, finance, tax, planning and the environment, dispute resolution, enfranchisement and construction. With such a wide range of experience and skills, we can provide you with a team that best fits your needs.

We also make sure our team has the right personal chemistry for you. We are known by our clients to be approachable, friendly and, above all, to provide an excellent level of service.


Our real estate lawyers

Our national team offers the expertise of over 100 real estate lawyers. 

Our solicitors are recognised in Chambers UK as leading individuals in real estate investment and development, landlord and tenant; education; healthcare and dispute resolution.

Our real estate experience

We have extensive experience of working with clients across a wide range of sectors, including the following examples:

  • Undertaking a series of transactions for institutional and private investors in excess of £850 million and managed portfolios with a combined value of over £3 billion 
  • Working on strategic land projects that will deliver more than 48,000 new homes 
  • Acting on capital projects and campus developments for education institutions with a combined value of over £2 billion 
  • Working as an appointed firm to the major legal services frameworks for the healthcare sector and advising on some of the other largest real estate projects in the sector 
  • Acting for many household names on their UK real estate portfolios

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    Our clients

    Clients we work with on real estate issues include: 

    • Trinity College, Cambridge 
    • Railway Pension Trustee Company Limited 
    • Urban&Civic Limited 
    • University of Cambridge 
    • Brookgate cb1 Limited 
    • St. John’s College, Cambridge 
    • Norwich Research Park
    • Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s) 
    • Toyota Tsusho Automobile t/a Jemca Group

    What our clients and others say about us

    • Both Chambers UK and Legal 500 acknowledge Mills & Reeve to be the only firm ranked in the top tier for real estate law in East Anglia. We believe this reflects our position in the marketplace, the quality and breadth of our client base and the work we undertake. 
    • "a fantastic firm with good people" and "experts in all fields" Chambers UK
    • “Mills & Reeve LLP’s ‘best-in-class’ real estate team … provide ‘consistently outstanding, constructive service’.” Legal 500 
    • Our real estate lawyers were named Real Estate Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2013 
    • We were also shortlisted for Property Team of the Year by The British Legal Awards in 2012

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      Legal resources you may find useful

      • Online Estate Terrier: Streamline the details of your property holdings and make them accessible at the touch of a button
      • Plan-it Law: Our planning and development law blog is written by our planning lawyers and discusses the latest legal and policy developments relating to planning
      • Follow us on Twitter @MillsandReeve 
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