Real estate


The global real estate market is dynamic and complex. To navigate this challenging and fast moving industry, you require responsive legal advisers with an in-depth knowledge of international and local markets.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is home to one of the UK's largest real estate practices with a team of more than 275 commercially-minded, innovative and pragmatic lawyers.

We work alongside many of the sector's most successful companies and have helped to deliver numerous high profile projects, advising throughout their lifecycle.

Our clients include:

AXA, Ballymore Properties, Battersea Project Land Company, Blackstone, Bloor Holdings Limited, BMW Pensions UK Ltd, Canada Life, Circle, The Crown Estate, Debenhams, Derwent London PLC, Development Securities PLC, M J Gleeson Group PLC, Harbert Management Corporation, Hines, House of Fraser, Intu Properties PLC, funds advised by JP Morgan Asset Management, LaSalle Investment Management, Legal & General, The Miller Group, NFU Mutual, Persimmon PLC, The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society, Sanctuary Housing Association, J Sainsbury PLC, Sellar Design+Development Ltd, St Modwen Properties PLC, TIAA Henderson Real Estate, Taylor Wimpey PLC, Threadneedle Investments UK, USS Ltd and Whitbread PLC.

WINNER: Real Estate Team of the Year in The Legal Business Awards 2015.

Nominated as Property Team of the Year in The British Legal Awards 2014.

Nominated as Real Estate Team of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2014.

Recommended by both Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading real estate firm.

"Retained by an impressive range of institutional funds, with particular expertise in retail assets. Also acts for a number of private equity houses. Tackles landmark development and regeneration projects for developers and investors." - Chambers 2015

"An impressive track record advising on high-value transactions, such as acting for St Modwen Properties on its £2bn development project at New Covent Garden. Retail, hospitality and leisure are areas of particular strength. ‘Best in class and a delight to work with', the enlarged team includes Rabinder Chaggar, Jon Lloyd, Richard Miles, Julian Innes-Taylor, Peter Thorne and the ‘exceptional' Sally Pinkerton." - The Legal 500 2014

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is the legal supporter of the inaugural Estates Gazette Peter Wilson Lecture and a campaign on the future of regeneration.  Lord Heseltine delivered his lecture on The Future of Regeneration on 26th February at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.  Coverage of the lecture and related topics will appear in Estates Gazette magazine and on its website.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is a member of the British Property Federation.

Richard Bate

I head up Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co's real estate group.

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    Richard Bate