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.

Key contact

Teresa Edmund - Partner

Teresa Edmund

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Experience

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

“‘Very professional’ head of practice Teresa Edmund operates across a range of sectors including TMT, life sciences and garden-centre retail; in the latter area she advised Blue Diamond on the acquisition of the land and assets of Harlow Garden Centre. Edmund was also active for key client The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, which she advised on the re-development and pre-letting of 11 Stone Buildings to Edwin Coe LLP.”

Legal 500 2017

“Bristows LLP provides ‘consistently high-quality service’ and ‘works hard to understand its client’s objectives’”.

Legal 500 2019/2018

Recent rankings and awards

Commercial property - corporate occupiers - Tier 2
Legal 500 2020

Commercial property - corporate occupiers
Legal 500 2019/2018

Commercial property - General / Investment 
Legal 500 2017

Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London) - Noted Firm
Chambers and Partners 2015