Commercial property

Commercial property forms an important part of modern society. Buildings for housing, office, industrial, retail and leisure are all still needed – even in uncertain times.

Changes in how and where people shop, in the provision of facilities for education, and the regeneration or use of land not previously capable of development have resulted in an expansion of the scope of the commercial property sector, and those exposed to or involved in it.

Commercial property transactions span a range from the very simple, to the complexity of a development scheme requiring legal input in relation to site assembly, construction, financing, letting and disposal in the investment market. Potential participants in commercial property transactions also differ greatly – from business occupiers seeking to locate or relocate, to those for whom the development, letting, sale and financing of commercial property is their business.

Our Commercial Property team aims to provide sound and commercial legal advice to clients covering all facets of commercial property.

The breadth of experience of the team permits us to offer a full range of services for clients involved in commercial property transactions, be they landlord, tenant, developer, funder or investor, individual, corporate, charity or landowner.

Introducing your commercial property team

We understand our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.



Ivan Ho


Assistant solicitors

Commercial property news

  • Rejection to register Caffè Nero EU trademarks

    By two separate decisions rendered on 26 October 2016, the EU General Court rejected applications to register as EU trade marks the word sign CAFFÈ NERO and a figurative sign containing the same words. Registration was sought for classes 30 and 35, which relate to tea, coffees, biscuits and confectionery, and retail store services and…

  • Hunters’ success in The Legal 500 UK 2016

    We are delighted that seven of our departments have been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2016 guide: Agriculture and Estates – Tier 2 Art and Cultural Property – Tier 3 Charities and Not-for-Profit – Tier 3 Contentious Trusts and Probate – Tier 3 Family – Tier 2 Family: Mediation – Tier 2 Personal Tax,…

  • Frequently Asked Questions After Brexit

    Following the EU referendum result, we have seen many questions raised with our solicitors as everyone tries to get a handle on what this means for them. Our teams have addressed and answered the most frequently asked post-Brexit questions which we have seen. These answers can be found here. These views do not constitute legal advice.…

  • Pension Death Benefit Trusts – An Update

    Following changes to pension tax rules on 6th April 2015, the use of trusts to receive lump sum pension death benefits on the death of a scheme member after the age of 75 has become less attractive, but this may need to be reconsidered in light of measures introduced in the Finance (No 2) Act…

  • Spotlight on contracts: who needs to sign?

    The Court of Appeal has decided that a lease contract was valid when a buyer signed a contract on behalf of both himself and his wife, even without securing his wife’s authority. It is a well-known legal principle that in order for a contract to be enforceable it must be signed by both parties to…

  • The Court of Appeal rules on Security for Costs

    This month in SARPD Oil International Ltd v Addax Energy SA and another [2016] EWCA Civ 120, the Court of Appeal gave a judgment clarifying the appropriate test on security for costs under CPR 25.13(2)(c). This decision is particularly important for defendants who are facing claims brought by a non-EU or EFTA company. Under CPR…