Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised an owner of multiple laboratory sites on major development, complex leasework and property portfolio management.

  • Advised on the development of a major research facility and associated commercial science park, also handling construction law issues and leasing of units in the science park.

  • Negotiated numerous complex leases for educational laboratories.

DJB specialists

  • Louisa Swanton (Partner) 

  • John Qualtrough (Partner)

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of suitable sites for laboratory development

  • Drafting and negotiation of leases and subleases

  • Lease breaks, termination and surrender for relocation

  • Advice on environmental damage regulations and contamination issues

  • Planning permission for use of site for scientific purposes

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

  • EU procurement issues including best value considerations

Need help? Get in touch

Laboratories are hubs of scientific development in sectors from aerospace to medicine. DJB has the experience you need to handle all property law issues surrounding these vital premises.



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