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Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

  • Appointed as principal real estate lawyers for numerous government departments.

  • Crown Commercial Service panel member for real estate.

  • On numerous local authority panels for example LLG framework and NWLC.

  • Acted for over 60 local authorities throughout the country in relation to commercial property, housing, planning, CPOs and other real estate issues.

  • Drafted the standard model clause for clawback and overage used by the MoD and Home Office. The clause is used for the disposal of any surplus land by these departments and many others.

  • Representing the Royal Parks in relation to 42 sporting events held in the 6 parks as part of the London Olympics 2012.

  • Appointed by the Cabinet Office to undertake the first registration of No.10 Downing Street and numerous Whitehall properties.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Disposal of public sector land by auction

  • Sale agreements including Clawback and Overage

  • Estate rationalisation

  • Planning obligations including Section 106 agreements

  • Acquisition of public sector land for development

  • Joint venture acquisitions

  • Granting of rights over public sector land including easements

  • Environmental law issues including contamination and nuisance

  • Crichel Down rules

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Central Government alone owns more than 16 million m2 of land, more than 6 times the area of the City of London. Large amounts of land are also owned by Local Authorities and other public bodies. The Government is increasingly seeking to streamline its property portfolio, and has recently sold a number of surplus sites for use in housing development.

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