Real estate

We act across all sectors of the industry on the most complex and high profile development and investment work, joint ventures and cross-border matters, real estate fund structuring and inward investment.

Our clients are among the most active and exciting players in the real estate industry today. They range from private individuals and property companies to life insurance companies, large corporates and public bodies, based both in the UK and internationally. We advise on all aspects of real estate transactions including investment, development, planning, environment, construction, financing, asset management and dispute resolution.

What people are saying


"Excellent capabilities in big-ticket transactional work and fund structuring. Draws from a deep pool of practitioners in related disciplines – including tax, funds, finance and procurement lawyers – to provide a comprehensive real estate offering."

Chambers UK 2020

"Their work is really good: it's accurate and correct, with good attention to detail, and their drafting is very clear and uncomplicated. They are also quick to respond."

Chambers UK 2020

"The Macfarlanes commercial property provide an excellent level of service. The team fully understand commercial objectives and risk appetite, and approach their commissions in such a way as to ensure these are met and managed accordingly."

The UK Legal 500 2019

"Clients say that the firm supplies 'fantastic customer service, a real breadth of in-depth expertise and very high-quality output.'"

Chambers UK 2018

"'Macfarlanes have been a strong adviser and supporter and provide an excellent level of service,' commentators say."

Chambers UK 2018

"Macfarlanes LLP 'provides a trusted and tailored service' and 'always demonstrates a reliable accessibility and a willingness to turn documents around swiftly'"

The UK Legal 500 2017