Insight: Law

DAC Beachcroft’s real estate practice is part of a wider international law firm, numbering 2,300 employees. The firm provides broad-based corporate and commercial legal services alongside market leading sector knowledge in insurance, healthcare and real estate.

For real estate, we provide a comprehensive range of advice at every stage of the development cycle, to UK and overseas organisations whose property assets are at the heart of their business. With over 135 lawyers we have one of the UK’s largest dedicated real estate practice and one of the largest national networks. In addition to our offices in Hardman Street in Manchester, we operate from Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, London, Newcastle, Newport and Winchester. Our breadth and depth means that our lawyers specialise in particular areas of the market:

  • Our destination and communities team delivers development advice and customised, complex volume asset management solutions in high profile destination centres, including the 3 largest in the country and on smaller community and high street schemes
  • The DAC Beachcroft residential team advises all 12 of the UK’s leading housebuilders and also to developers in specific areas – senior, student, BTR, care homes for example. We are active from inception to completion. Our strategic land team are some of the most experienced in the sector and advise on emerging garden villages for example. Our plot sales team works for several volume developers.
  • Our commercial investment and development team advises institutional, international and private investors
  • The integration of expert, in planning, construction, corporate finance and litigation for example, into the core transactional team is a particular point of difference that brings efficiency in communication and execution.

Add in our extensive knowledge of hotel and leisure developments and the team is exceptionally well placed to bring together all this expertise in support of the many mixed use projects emerging in response to economic, demographic, technological and social trends.

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The ripple effect of 5G

Insight
Law

The global economic impact of 5G in new goods and services is forecast to reach $12tn by 2035 as the technology allows us to move from simply connecting people...

Chris Air

Chris Air

  • Senior Associate
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Law

A healthy option

Insight
Law

A greater focus on the senior housing market could have a positive impact on the overall supply of homes and is another route for reducing the country’s housing shortage.

Leanne Murray

Leanne Murray

  • Legal Director
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Law

If the cap fits…

Insight
Law

A landlord should always be aware that the disrepair element of any dilapidations claim brought against its tenant is subject to, and limited by ‘the statutory cap’.

Rachael Reynolds

Rachael Reynolds

  • Legal Director
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Law

Re-thinking location, location, location

Insight
Law

Chris Air, a technology law specialist and member of DAC Beachcroft’s proptech team, considers the impact of the next phase of technological evolution on the real estate sector.

Chris Air

Chris Air

  • Senior Associate
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Law

Injunctions against the Unknown

Insight
Law

Conventionally, possession orders are the main method used to evict trespassers. However, the courts are now issuing injunctions to prevent trespass happening before the action has occurred.

Rachael Reynolds

Rachael Reynolds

  • Legal Director
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Law

An invasion of Japanese knotweed?

Insight
Law

The dangers of Japanese knotweed have been widely publicised in recent years and it is no surprise that claims against property owners and property professionals have been rising.

Ian McConkey

Ian McConkey

  • Partner
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Law