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A specialist law firm distinctly focused on problem solving and delivering sustainability and net zero carbon solutions to the real estate sector.

Whether you are thinking about Green Leases, Biodiversity Net Gain, or a major new development or retrofit project to meet net zero carbon baselines, we have a team of experienced property, planning, procurement, and construction lawyers who can help you at competitive hourly rates. 

We are a national award-winning law firm employing over 60 experienced lawyers with access to a national network of dedicated specialists working in the new world of sustainability and net zero transitioning.  Our lawyers work seamlessly with specialists in the field of net zero to provide expert guidance on the latest technical developments and how to build these into your real estate projects to achieve your green strategic priorities.  We see ourselves very much as part of your wider net zero and sustainability team, and we will work with you to mitigate the risks and costs associated with your net zero strategies and ensure that our legal structures deliver realistic but aspirational outcomes. 

Our team is led by Stephen Chalcraft, an experienced real estate partner with specialist development and real estate project expertise.  He is renowned for providing commercially focused advice and provides an exceptional project management service bringing together the wide range of disciplines that work on real estate led multi-disciplinary projects.  He has been described in Legal 500 as ‘’intellectual and entrepreneurial’’ and, in recognition of his work in the real estate sector, Stephen was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Our net zero and sustainability team forms part of our wider ESG group, which is committed to delivering pioneering environmental initiatives. 


Part of our service includes a review of your existing property portfolio to assist with the development of your net zero and sustainability strategies.


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T:  0161 399 8202

"I’ve worked with Stephen for many years.  He is a good academic lawyer who understands complex real estate deals. He is also solution focused and offers sensible, pragmatic advice.  He is also highly effective in managing the varied commercial and legal disciplines that are involved in large real estate led projects." 


University Secretary and General Counsel

University of Central Lancashire



COP27 & COP 15 
Key themes & outcomes for the real estate sector

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