Laura Bretherton Partner

Laura advises sponsor, lender and borrower clients on a range of real estate finance transactions, with a particular focus on commercial investment and development financings.

Her sector experience includes build-to-rent (BTR) and private rented sector (PRS), offices, industrial, student accommodation, and hospitality and leisure – with a focus on hotels.

In addition she increasingly assists clients with sustainability and ESG-linked lending in real estate transactions.

What people are saying


"Laura is an exceptional lawyer who is always on hand to discuss complex legal points and find resolutions to potential issues before they become a problem."

Chambers UK 2023

"Laura Bretherton’s client service-oriented approach inspires complete confidence at every step through a transaction. She provides advice clearly and confidently. Laura is also a lovely person to deal with personally day-to-day, and as a result she seems to effortlessly form solid working relationships across deals."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Laura Bretherton is extremely sharp and provides top-quality responses in pressured situations."

Chambers UK 2022

"Laura Bretherton is great to deal with and highly competent."

The UK Legal 500 2022

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