"James Ashwin is a rising star and punches above his weight for his experience."Legal 500, 2020
Just what you need in Real Estate. Rock solid support
At a glance
The real estate market is not as predictable or dependable as it has been in decades past. More than ever you need your wits about you, or better still, have our close-knit, highly efficient team on your side. With our collective fingers on the pulse of market trends and our proven expertise in real estate law, we’re highly regarded by our UK and overseas clients. Furthermore, both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 rate us as a leading law firm for real estate.
Richard EvansPartner, Head of Real Estate Litigation
Adam GrossPartner, Real Estate Litigation
Joanne KellyPartner, Head of Construction
Nicola KravitzPartner, Head of Real Estate Private Client
Matthew LindsayPartner, Head of Banking & Finance
Victoria LowePartner, Real Estate
Alastair MossPartner, Co-Head of Real Estate
David O’DwyerPartner, Real Estate
Kelly SealPartner, Real Estate Litigation
Eugene O’KeeffeGeneral Counsel, Real Estate
Fayruz CahillSenior Associate
Craig JonesSenior Associate, Real Estate
Ayesha QayumSenior Associate, Real Estate
Ajay RanaSenior Associate
Ben ShoreSenior Associate
Marina BarnettAssociate, Real Estate
Sophie MoonshineSolicitor, Real Estate
Clair PhillipsCommercial Property Executive
Louisa HellikerTrainee Solicitor
Liam HillTrainee Solicitor
Our partner-led, full-service real estate team are known for their expertise in handling the full range of finance, investment, site acquisitions and disposals, development, construction, planning, landlord and tenant, corporate real estate matters and all manner of property-related disputes. We also undertake a substantial amount of private client property work.
The commercial interests of our clients are always at the forefront of our thinking. We ensure our service is cost-effective and pragmatic, leading you to the best and most time effective solution whether you are a buyer or seller, funder, developer, landlord or tenant.
Whatever the prevailing economic climate, whatever the scale of your investment or the nature of your challenge, you can rely on us. Through consistently astute advice and effective legal representation, Memery Crystal will provide rock solid support for all your real estate dealings.
Advising an overseas investor acquiring four investment properties, three in prime central London, one in a prime South-East location (£130m).
Advising a consortium including an affiliate of Harbor Group International and Z.C. Ronogil on the recent £90m+ corporate acquisition of The Relay Building in Aldgate.
Advising Fairview New Homes on the acquisition of three development sites on London (GDV of £300m+).
Advising Sapcote Developments on the sale of its flagship Power Road Studios to Helical Bar for £34.2m. The team worked to a very tight deadline on this transaction and the sale was completed in 10 days.
Advising PPR Streatham on the sale of 350 Streatham High Road to an institutional pension fund for £23.3m.
Advising Metro Bank in the roll-out of London locations for new bank premises.
Advising on the successful redevelopment of the iconic Sea Containers House on the South Bank including advising the borrower on development funding.
Advising developer Ocubis on the planning work for 36-46 Albert Embankment, located opposite the House of Parliament.
Advising long-standing client Freshwater Group of Companies on a wide range of property disputes across their substantial commercial and residential portfolio.
Advising Z Hotels on its debt financing deal with OakNorth Bank.
Advising Zorin Finance on all of their development finance in the UK (nearly 100 transactions in the last 30 months exceeding £350m).