We recognise how fundamental it is to your business to be in the right working environment and on terms that support your business objectives. Technology and changing work patterns are revolutionising what businesses want from their real estate assets and the need to attract and retain talent puts the choice of workplace at the forefront of the decision-making process.

Bristows has a multi-disciplinary corporate occupier team which focuses on understanding and supporting our clients’ business and commercial drivers whatever the nature of their real estate needs. 

Our experienced team of lawyers provide bespoke solutions and strategic advice to support your decision-making process throughout the lifecycle of a property - from the acquisition of new premises to exit strategies and all related issues. 

We work with organisations in every sector with a significant proportion of our clients being overseas businesses looking to establish a presence in the UK.  We have significant experience in guiding and supporting these new entrants and helping to streamline this potentially challenging process.

Our clients include multinationals and start-ups; institutions with heritage properties through to technology and pharmaceutical companies requiring bespoke buildings with specialist fit out requirements.

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Teresa Edmund



Acting for an overseas technology business setting up in the UK and acquiring over 30,000 square feet with an annual rent in excess of £2m.

Providing real estate advice to a Chinese owned electric vehicle manufacturer in connection with a 100,000 sq ft purpose built research and development facility for their Formula E team.

Acting for a US digital procurement business on in its first significant leasing transaction in the UK Market.

Acting for the UK’s largest on-line recruitment platform on its HQ relocation to the Blue Fin Building at Southbank, its subsequent expansion within the building and acquisition of regional offices.

Acting for a US fintech company taking its first lease of premises at Lloyds Avenue, London.

Acting for a US based education technology company securing its first UK office space in Holborn.

Acting for Genomics England Limited (owned by the Department of Health) on the acquisition of additional laboratory and office premises.

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What others say

“We used Bristows to support us in our first major office move with a priority emphasis on speed of completion. They provided excellent support in terms of quality of expertise and guidance; patience with us a very inexperienced client; support and proactive communications throughout the process; a great ability to expedite the process and achieve our very aggressive deadlines.”

Legal 500 2021

“An instinctive knowledge of the law but applied in a commercial manner and providing clients with genuine and practical advice.”

Legal 500 2021

“They have a vast understanding of all sectors within the real estate industry and act for both landlord and tenants, giving them a holistic perspective.”

Legal 500 2021

“They are very commercial, take a view on best negotiation strategy for clients and are very easy to deal with.”

Legal 500 2021

“Bristows has a relatively small real estate team but they are easily my go-to people within the industry.”

Legal 500 2021

Recent rankings and awards

Commercial property - corporate occupiers - Tier 2
Legal 500 2021

Commercial property - General / Investment 
Legal 500 2017