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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised a local authority on a £110million purchase of a shopping centre.  

  • Advised on the creation of a major UK shopping centre fund including several of the UK’s largest and best known centres.

  • Advised a major property fund on the purchase of a shopping centre in Kent for over £90 million.

  • The re-gearing of the Lease of a large shopping centre in the centre of North West of England.

  • Advising on the £200m redevelopment project of a shopping centre in London.

  • Advised a telecommunications provider on   the acquisition of rights to use large distributed antenna systems at Bluewater, Westfield White City and Westfield Stratford shopping centres.

  • Drafted and negotiated a Section 106 agreement for a London Borough Council relating to the redevelopment of an existing shopping centre to provide 14,000 square metres of retail space, as well as restaurants, leisure facilities and office space.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Redevelopment of town centres to include shopping centres

  • Managing the estates of shopping centre investment groups

  • Acquisition of sites for the development of a shopping centre

  • Negotiation of planning permission and planning obligations for shopping centres

  • Re-gearing of leases for shopping centres

  • Construction contracts and disputes

  • Various environmental law issues including rights to light and contamination issues

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The UK spends on average £378 billion a year on the retail sector. The UK is home to Europe's biggest shopping centre, spanning over 2 million square feet and housing over 340 retailers.

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