Kim Lalli


Real Estate
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Kim’s particular expertise is in property development transactions, whether acquisitions or disposals. Clients include house builders and healthcare providers such as CALA Homes, Dandara Group, City Developments, Antler Homes and Spire Healthcare.

Kim has advised on the acquisition and disposal (including disposal strategy and advice given throughout the development stages) of residential and mixed-use developments, with development values exceeding £400m in some cases. Acquisitions are often on a conditional on planning basis, and may be on a deferred payment/staged basis, often with overage provisions. She also deals with strategic land transactions (including promotion agreements and options), and the disposal of affordable housing.

Career History

Kim obtained a degree in Law from the University of Birmingham. She qualified as a solicitor in 1989, having trained at Davies Arnold Cooper, and then moved to merchant bank Hill Samuel as a legal adviser to the property finance team. She then joined Frere Cholmeley Bischoff and was subsequently a partner in the commercial property team at Forsters before joining Wedlake Bell as a partner in February 2003.

Kim is ranked in the Chambers directory as a leading individual in real estate, and noted in the Legal 500.

Kim Lalli is the best lawyer I have ever worked with.

Chambers UK, 2023

She provides a very good service, is highly sophisticated and has a clear understanding of our business needs and legal requirements.

Chambers UK, 2023

"hugely experienced, very client-focused, extremely commercial."

Chambers UK, 2018


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