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A specialist law firm distinctly focused on guiding you through the demands and challenges of operating in a highly regulated and competitive sector. 


Whether you are thinking about acquiring new premises, transitioning to net zero, securing construction contracts or negotiating a new lease, we have a team of specialist lawyers who can help you at competitive hourly rates. 

Following the boom in 2021, the Government has started to encourage investors and developers to consider the sector when investing funds.  So, whilst, the popularity of life sciences continues to rise amongst investors, there is a lack of suitable and available space and infrastructure which continues to pose a challenge.   

What we can advise on

  • Commercial Property

  • Landlord and Tenant matters

  • Transactional Property

  • Planning

  • Construction

  • Property Litigation

  • Environmental Law


  • Market leading real estate specialists with acute commercial awareness and high-level experience.

  • An effective approach to risk management with an appropriate sense of humour.

  • Nationally renowned training via webinars and podcasts.

  • Specialist groups watching key changes and movements in the sector.

The ever-changing sector requires business to adapt to its demands and challenges – that is what our team of specialists love most: the constant search for new and innovative solutions. 

With a team of over 70 lawyers, you can be assured that all your real estate needs will be covered with us.  We offer a personal and innovative approach to the provision of quality legal advice to our clients. Our client service is recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, and is award-winning, most recently achieving Highly Commended for Legal/Professional Team of the Year (Commercial Property) at The Property Awards 2023.


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Matthew Needham-Laing


PQE: 29 years


T: 020 7189 1793


Gillian Lewis


PQE: 19 years


T: 020 3026 2925


Melanie Greer-Walker


PQE: 22 years


T: 020 3026 9638

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Bronwyn Higgins


PQE: 28 years


T: 020 3026 3445


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Advising on the construction contracts for the UK's first purpose-built Respiratory Centre weaning and home ventilation centre, purpose-built environment, located at East Surrey Hospital.

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Advised the UK Health Security Agency on the full spectrum of real estate matters including leases, licences, wayleaves, and disposals for operational properties across the UK. This included playing a key role in securing leases for their Health Protection team as they took a frontline role in overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Advising specialist bio-tech pharmaceutical company in relation to their move to the Welsh Government's new Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products facility at Pencoed, Bridgend. The advice covered the terms and conditions of the contract proposed by the Welsh Government (an amended NEC Contract) for the construction of the facility and advice on compliance with the requirements and regulations of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency during construction.


Advising the UK Health Security Agency on a complex leasehold sale of the 300,000sqft Rosalind Franklin Laboratory, the ‘mega-lab’ acquired for emergency test and trace and other Covid-19 related work.


Advised the Medical Research Foundation on various commercial property matters including landlord and tenant issues, deeds of variation, new leases and lease renewals. This included securing the lease of their London HQ at 99 Charterhouse Street.

Pharmaceutical Machinery

Landlord and tenant support to UK Health Security Agency.  This included advising on a lease of a laboratory in Wales.

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"The team provide an excellent service across the board. They are always available and will follow up if we have not provided a response to any quires. They absolutely get our requirements and the way we do business."
LEGAL 500 2024
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