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Real Estate

About

Our Real Estate team, supported by our specialist planning construction and Real Estate dispute colleagues has a wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of commercial real estate. We pride ourselves on delivering a tailor made service for each and every client,  combining clear accurate advice with market knowledge and commercial pragmatism to ensure transactions are concluded successfully, on time, and on budget.

Our clients include individuals, businesses, charities, educational establishments, governmental bodies, developers and funders, both domestic and international.

Hewitsons' team of solicitors has proven experience in real estate law, spanning a wide range of services:

  • Promotion Agreements and Strategic Site Assembly
  • Option Agreements
  • Conditional Contracts
  • Outright Acquisition of freehold and leasehold interests
  • Acquisition of rights and easements
  • Release or variation of restrictive covenants
  • Construction Procurement
  • Development Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Disposal of developed units
  • Infrastructure provision and management company structures
  • Investment sale and purchase
  • Forward funding
  • Development finance
The Real Estate team sends out a monthly newsletter that contains important legal updates and advice to those working in the Real Estate sector. If you would like to be included in this mailing list then please complete this form here. Alternatively you can view all past newsletters in our legal update section.

Key Contacts

Julian Bishop - Partner

Julian Bishop

Partner

+44 (0)20 7400 6583

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Susanne Hinde - Partner

Susanne Hinde

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532728

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Patricia Kempson - Partner

Patricia Kempson

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463352

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"I should like to thank you personally for the attention to detail which you gave to this transaction. I must say that when you said that you would be on holiday for a fortnight or so between exchange of contracts and completion, I did think we might possibly encounter a few problems. That was not to be the case, which confirms that you had tied up any possible loose ends before handing it over to David Wells. This sale has gone well...Thank you."
Mr S

"Most of all thank you for the precious advice, support and patience. Very much appreciated. Keeping it on the right tracks in all these months was certainly a challenge for all."
Mr M

"‘Thank you for your help.  I've always been very impressed with the work and service that you have provided."
Ms Kate Thornburrow, Granta Architects

Latest testimonials

"The firm has sound commercial knowledge and a willingness to get deals done in a timely and cost effective manner."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"It goes without saying - thank you Trish and David for your excellent work - it is no wonder why you are top of our solicitor list!"

Mr S - Property Acquisition

"It has a breadth of commercial knowledge across the team. The team works in a unified manner, providing prompt action and responses."

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500








Latest testimonials

"David advised us on various property matters when I was Commercial Director at Ardent Hire Solutions. His straightforward approach, attention to detail and sound commercial knowledge gave us confidence to engage David on all property matters."
Director at Capel Machinery Sales


"During my time as Head of Legal of a leading multinational logistics provider, David was my "go to" lawyer for all commercial real estate needs. He's from that rare breed of strong technical lawyers with great commercial pragmatism ."
Conveyancing Services Director at Connells Group


"I have worked with David on a number of matters. The great thing about working with David is that you feel in safe hands. He keeps you up to date on the transaction and progress's the matter to a successful conclusion".

Director at Smart Business Recovery

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"Barbara Judkins was very professional, efficient and thorough in acting for us. She took particular care in understanding the detail of our case. Refreshingly these days, she was ready to recommend a course of action to us and to set out all the matters that required our consideration."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

"Barbara Judkins proved invaluable in fighting my corner for me in a very personable and effective style."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Rachel Sims dealt with most of the dispute. She was professional in her manner, quick to answer my emails, and put into force restrictions on hedges and so forth when threats from the neighbours were received."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Graeme Sampson provides great advice and teamwork"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"I have worked with a number of Hewitsons’ commercial lawyers over many years. They have all been knowledgeable, responsive and good to have on your side. James Simpson and Ceri Riddell are standout examples."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"Ceri Riddell provides commercial property advice. I have worked with Ceri on licence to alter documents and her assistance has greatly been appreciated when navigating complex clauses, including the latest energy efficiency regulations."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500