Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Completed the £15m acquisition of the European HQ and distribution centre for a property investment company. 

  • Completed the £40m acquisition of a large distribution centre. 

  • Secured new leases for distribution centres at an airport for a European shipping company. 

  • Advising on the property portfolios of numerous retail clients including the acquisitions and disposals of distribution centres.

  • Drafting and negotiating a favourable rent for an unused distribution centre as part of a client’s estate rationalisation process.

DJB specialists

  • Richard Holmes (Partner)

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

  • James Vernon-Stroud (Partner)

  • Sean Bulman (Partner)

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of a distribution centre or buildings suitable for use as a distribution centre

  • Disposal of distribution centres.  

  • Obtaining planning permissions to build a distribution centre on land

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS

  • Drafting and negotiating leases of a distribution centre or part of the distribution centre

  • Advice on environmental issues including contamination, nuisance and rights to light

  • Negotiating and drafting overage agreements

Need help? Get in touch

Distribution centres stock a variety of goods to be redistributed to retailers, wholesalers or directly to consumers. The largest distribution centre in the UK is made up of 5 buildings and stores over a million square feet of products, making it also one of the largest in Europe.



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279



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