Our work encompasses investment projects, business acquisitions, disposals and re-structurings as well as landlord and tenant, development work and financing. We collaborate with our clients to better understand their businesses and objectives in order to refine their real estate strategy and deliver advice that is tailored to their commercial needs.

Real estate is undergoing unprecedented change as new technologies revolutionise the way it is designed, valued and used. With our market-leading technology practice, our real estate lawyers are uniquely positioned to advise clients on the opportunities presented by the technologies revolutionising the real estate landscape and shaping its future.

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Teresa Edmund

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Experience

Acting for a UK pension fund for nearly 40 years in respect of both its directly and indirectly held real estate investments.  In addition to advising on acquisitions, disposals and interim asset management issues, we have also advised on the most tax efficient way of exploiting its real estate assets in joint ventures with both residential and office developers. 

Providing real estate advice and transactional support to the largest of the four Inns of Court of London with an estate comprising 350,000 square feet of accommodation over an 11 acre site.

Advising on the structuring, establishment management and subsequent closure of the a £200m sector-specific closed ended vehicle on behalf of a syndicate of institutional investors.

Acting for a global photographic brand for over 40 years in connection with its real estate holdings including a range of development and regeneration projects.  We most recently advised them in relation to a long term project with Land Securities for the phased disposal and redevelopment of a 60 acre manufacturing site.

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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

Real Estate: Commercial property - General / Investment 
Legal 500 2017