Development: Fast-acting relief for development headaches

At a glance

Combining land acquisition, finance, planning and more, development schemes have the potential to cause many headaches. We can’t claim a miracle cure, but we do make the process easier and less challenging, by applying our strengths of thoroughness, resolve and experience. This has resulted in Memery Crystal being appointed to support many developments around London and its surrounding regions.

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    "The team is efficient, helpful, proactive and able to get to the point in a professional but friendly manner."

    Chambers UK, 2019

    In detail

    We frequently work on complex developments, including mixed-use schemes where there are competing rights, and those involving objections from local interest groups.

    Communication is always crucial. That’s not just sending letters and emails, but taking the time to sit around a table with concerned parties and work patiently towards agreement.

    Developments inevitably take time to be realised, and it’s always necessary to keep an eye on the markets – funds that were readily available may suddenly appear to disappear. By using our experience gained over many years, we keep our clients in touch with evolving situations, so they have a realistic view of their development’s timescale and prospects. And, we sincerely hope, much fewer headaches.

    Recent matters


    Advising on complex conditional agreements for lease with planning and development obligations for a developer client, letting to major PLC tenants and well known retailers.

    Advising on the sale of a substantial site for the development of luxury units in North London with overage provisions.

    Advising on the site acquisition and subsequent redevelopment of land in Southwark for a large mixed-use development.

    Advising Travis Perkins in relation to the development of certain key strategic sites in London and the South East.

    Advising on the negotiation of a development management agreement, funding document and sales of a development site in North London.

    Advising on the acquisition and subsequent development of student accommodation in Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield.


    • Chambers UK 2019 Leading Firm
    • Legal 500 2019 Leading Firm

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