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LOGISTICS &
INDUSTRIAL

Innovative solutions to meet the rapidly-growing demands of the Logistics and Industrial sector.  

 

Whether you are looking to lease warehouse space or require a range of services to compete with the evolving e-commerce driven demands of the logistics and industrial sector, our specialists can provide practical advice and solutions to deal with the ever-growing number of challenges that face this fast-paced marketplace.  

 

We are a national award-winning law firm employing over 70 senior and experienced lawyers specialising in all aspects of the real estate sector.  As a specialist practice we pride ourselves on providing a fresh and entrepreneurial approach to the law, based on commercial experience within the sector and practical, solution-orientated advice. 

OUR SERVICES
What we can advise on

  • Acquisition of a Freehold property 

  • Obtaining planning permissions  

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

  • Drafting and negotiating leases

 

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

  • Negotiation and drafting of overage agreements 

  • Wayleaves and Easements 

  • General Building and Large Civil Engineering Disputes 

  • Advising on Substation work 

  • Advice of lease assignment/ termination of lease 

  • Licence to occupy storage  

  • Exercise of break notice 

  • Deed of Variation

 

  • Litigation Advice 

  • Dilapidations settlement 

  • Complex lease work 

  • Lease breaks and renewals 

HOW WE ADD VALUE

  • A specialist ESG group.

 

  • Access to our real estate professionals with strong commercial nous and extensive knowledge on the energy and infrastructure sector who are frequently instructed by multiple clients on complex issues.

 

  • Working with you throughout the matter’s lifecycle to identify risks and put in place strategies ensuring progress to meet your unique and specific needs as a client.

 

  • Effective client management linking to external audit, governance and oversight requirements.

 

  • Effective knowledge transfer and training.

Our core legal team have acted for a wide range of clients including large manufacturers, distributers, warehouse and storage operators. Advising some of the most active players in the sector, you can be assured our lawyers understand your unique commercial objectives. 

 

We are hugely enthusiastic about the Logistics and Industrial sector and the value it brings to ensure a seamless flow of goods intersects with the tangible infrastructure that supports it. In this bustling sector, we understand the importance of warehouses and industrial facilities forming the backbone of supply chains, facilitating the movement and storage of goods on a global scale. 

KEY CONTACTS

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Richard Holmes

Partner

PQE: 22 years

E: richard.holmes@djblaw.co.uk

T: 0161 399 0183

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Duncan Freeman

Partner

PQE: 22 years

E: duncan.freeman@djblaw.co.uk

T: 020 3026 3401

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Mary Anderson

Partner

PQE: 40 years

E: mary.anderson@djblaw.co.uk

T: 0121 798 0208

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Philippa Hipwell

Partner

PQE: 31 years

E: philipa.hipwell@djblaw.co.uk

T: 0161 399 0186

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Sean Bulman

Partner

PQE: 31 years

E: sean.bulman@djblaw.co.uk

T: 020 3026 8297

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Matthew Needham-Laing

Partner

PQE: 29 years

E: matthew.needham-laing@djblaw.co.uk

T: 020 7189 1793

RESULTS FOR CLIENTS

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Advised an international logistics company on a range of estates management legal work. This project included advising on a number of new leases as well as provision of corporate support on the purchase of competitor companies, including the acquisition of freehold property and transfers of existing leases.

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Advised on the acquisition of two multi-million pound industrial estates from a UK institutional investor within a tight deadline, including undertaking due diligence work and advising on environmental issues.

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Acted in connection with a complex Promotion Agreement representing 4 separate landowners in relation to approximately 12 acres of land in a significant site close to Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal. This included the drafting and negotiation of a Collaboration Agreement to cater for the differing timing and other requirements of the different landowners.

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Advised an investment company on the £12 million acquisition of a European HQ, a 170,680sq ft warehouse and office building.

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Acted for a landlord on the expansion of various industrial units to meet the requirements of their tenant including a composite Agreement for Lease, 3 new Leases, licences for alterations and dealing with construction issues.

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Advised a local authority on the £11.9 million acquisition of a 193,576sq ft warehouse.

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Advised on the acquisition of two multi-million pound industrial estates from a UK institutional investor within a tight deadline, including undertaking due diligence work and advising on environmental issues.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Your lawyer has been an invaluable member of the team during busy times for us... their flexible legal skills have ensured a seamless service with clients, and added much-needed robustness to the team at a challenging time."
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