If you want to develop property successfully and in a financially sustainable manner, you will need to work with lawyers with a range of different expertise including Funding, Planning and Construction.
Keystone's Property Development team consists of specialist solicitors who offer a wide range of expertise and the technical skills necessary to consistently deliver proactive and effective solutions.
The team advises commercial property developers, funders and occupiers on all types of development projects. We also provide specialist advice around areas such as planning, rights of light and construction. The team has considerable experience of advising on a wide range of property developments in commercial sectors such as offices, industrial, retail and mixed use. This end-to-end service, makes us invaluable partners, whatever the scope and scale of the development.
Lawyers in this team regularly draw on the skills and advice of colleagues in litigation, corporate, tax, employment and competition to provide a fully cohesive service.
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Nicholas is a skilled property lawyer with expertise in all aspects of commercial property practice and, in particular, residential property development work.
Sharron is a specialist tax solicitor who has considerable commercial and real estate transactional tax experience. She has particular expertise in designing and implementing Stamp Duty Land Tax planning and mitigation structures which take into account the impact of other taxes, commercial driving factors and security issues and advising on VAT in the property development and investment sectors.
Lara is a consultant in the firm’s Property team. She provides a full-service offering in relation to real estate matters acting for investors, developers, landlords, occupiers and administrators.
Sally is a Manx Advocate whose practice includes a broad variety of Isle of Man (IoM) corporate and structured finance work with a particular emphasis on UK commercial real estate (CRE). Her client base comprises special opportunity funds and high-net-worth individuals investing in London and the South East, as well as regional assets across a range of asset classes.
Ben deals predominantly with construction law but also advises on commercial, property and dispute matters. He has many years’ experience in the construction industry, both within his own building business and advising subcontractors, contractors, developers and employers who operate in a variety of different construction sectors in a legal capacity. He also advises freeholders, leaseholders, landlords and tenants across a wide range of property law matters.
Nick is a property lawyer specialising in real estate as an asset with a focus on finance and structures. Nick’s work covers the full spectrum of real estate sectors: offices, residential, hotel and leisure, retail, mixed use and industrial.
Nigel is a skilled commercial litigator with an impressive career spanning three decades. He works across a variety of sectors but focuses his practice on the construction industry, with a client base largely consisting of major plant hire, and scaffolding and crane companies.
Ben is an experienced planning law specialist who deals with a broad range of planning, highways and compulsory purchase matters, acting on behalf of developers, utilities, local authorities and landowners.
Louise is a consultant in the property and construction team. She is a knowledgeable and respected specialist adviser with over 20 years’ experience of contentious construction and engineering disputes acquired in the road and rail sectors, in PFI, on tunnelling and dredging projects, and in the residential, retail, hotel, education, and health and leisure sectors
Joe is a property lawyer specialising in commercial and mixed-use freeholds and leaseholds. His expertise centres on real estate investment and niche property/pension-related transactions (SIPP and SSAS) including acquisitions, asset management, disposals and refinancing.
David is a skilled consultant specialising in infrastructure and projects. He has many years’ experience of advising UK Government bodies, contractors and funders on the procurement and negotiation of major infrastructure projects, in particular using PFI and PPP models. Many of his projects have involved pioneering new models and structures.
Jim advises on all aspects of commercial property and maintains a particular interest in commercial and residential developments. He regularly acts for landlords and tenants in the negotiation of leases for retail, office, industrial and hotel accommodation, as well as advising on the management of such properties, including the negotiation of rent reviews and lease renewals. Jim has advised both GB and US funds on the proposed acquisition of Northern Ireland loan portfolios. He is also well versed in leading due diligence exercises, having been involved in the financing of various major Northern Ireland property assets by GB and NI banks.
Peter has over 30 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of construction law. His extensive practice encompasses contract drafting, development projects, PFI, public procurement, and dispute resolution (including adjudication).
Robert specialises in real estate investment, advising on acquisitions and disposals as well as property financing. With a client base that includes property listed companies, high-net-worth individuals and overseas investors, he has acted on a range of portfolio acquisitions and disposals, and advises corporate tenants on their occupational requirements. Robert also provides advice on Islamic finance in relation to commercial property transactions. Additionally, he has advised landowners on the assembly and disposal of strategic land.
Raymond is an industry leading expert in property law. With over 40 years’ experience, he has built a career on providing a quality corporate and commercial service to the real estate sector.
Robert is a property litigation specialist and acts for both commercial and private clients in relation to all types of disputes relating to land, including property developments where there are issues concerning restrictive covenants or overage provisions.
Alex is a construction and engineering law specialist. He has been involved in UK and international construction and engineering projects for over 25 years, having spent a decade in the construction industry working as a civil engineer and project manager, prior to becoming a lawyer.
Eleanor is an experienced property lawyer and is able to advise on all aspects of Real Estate, using a highly commercial approach tailored to each client’s individual needs. Her practice has recently focussed on site acquisition for residential developers, but also includes acting for both landlords and tenants as well as dealing with all aspects of property matters for operational companies.
Ronan specialises in construction law and has impressive international experience in both contentious and non-contentious construction matters.