Corporate occupiers

As a business with property assets, you need commercially-focused legal advice to meet a wide range of challenges. Our expert Commercial Property Team acts for corporate occupiers and clients with national portfolios in multiple locations. Whether you require legal support relating to significant headquarter premises or guidance on smaller, first-time or one-off acquisitions, our dedicated partner-led team is here to help.

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Comprehensive solutions to meet your needs

We can guide you on matters ranging from acquisitions and disposals of property assets to sale and leasebacks, restructuring and relocation, corporate mergers and acquisitions where properties are integral, management of existing premises and assets, and disposal or exit strategies.

Working alongside instructed property agents, we deliver seamless and cost-effective advice, taking time to understand your business. With deep-rooted knowledge of the corporate occupier market, we can assist you in gaining maximum use and value from your portfolios and assets.

Our multi-disciplinary team can also call on skilled advisors in construction, planning, insolvency, environmental and property litigation to provide you with comprehensive support to meet all your needs.


Our Commercial Property Team has been involved in a number of high-profile matters. Highlights include:

  • acting for Jelf Group Plc and BMT Group Limited in respect of their national property portfolios
  • advising Buro Happold Limited on their national property needs, including the letting of their London headquarters
  • acting for Countrywide group, the UK’s largest property services group with over 1,500 premises
  • acting for an international aggregates company on their property work, including all landlord and tenant matters in connection with depot and warehousing requirements
  • advising Future Plc on their property requirements, most recently on their London headquarters
  • acting for an African-focused private investment firm on its UK headquarters near Piccadilly
  • acting for Africa’s leading independent tower company on their London headquarter premises in a complex development scheme in Paddington
  • acting for a leading international recruitment agency on its London head office premises in a signature building near Leadenhall Street
  • acting for a leading financial regulatory advisory consultancy on its main UK office premises in Mayfair
  • acting for a well-known independent investment firm on their head office in St James’s Place


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • acquisition and disposal of property assets
  • business lease renewals
  • commercial property disputes and property litigation
  • construction and development
  • corporate mergers and acquisitions, where properties are integral
  • Dilapidations
  • exit strategies
  • financing
  • health and safety matters
  • management of existing premises and assets
  • planning
  • procurement strategies
  • relocation
  • rent review strategies
  • restructuring
  • sale and leasebacks


They are very good and very helpful. They know their stuff.

Chambers and Partners 2017


News 5 March 2018

Government sets out changes to planning rules

The Prime Minister today set out the Government’s plans to “rewrite the rules on planning" in order to help developers and local authorities build more properties. Thrings solicitor Fred Quartermain reports from the national planning conference in London.

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