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

“They consistently provide a high level of service and in a timely manner. I also value that they are proactive rather than reactive.”

Chambers and Partners 2024

“Bristows can always be relied upon to provide high levels of expertise and their team continually give clear and precise advice, sharing professional knowledge and know how, which gives a great deal of assurance when making key decisions during a legal process.”

Legal 500 2024

“They fight for their client’s needs but are commercial, ensuring that a transaction can be completed on the right terms.”

Chambers and Partners 2023

“The lawyers at Bristows are extremely knowledgeable, clear, flexible, effective and also a pleasure to deal with.”

Chambers and Partners 2023

“The team ensure that complex matters are simplified and explained in a clear, concise and logical fashion.”

Chambers and Partners 2023

Recent rankings and awards

Commercial property - corporate occupiers - Tier 2

Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market - Band 4