Real Estate Development

Our Real Estate Development practice remains at the heart of the Real Estate group and handles complex residential and mixed use development sites, from acquisition through to disposals of completed units, and affordable housing disposals.

We act for a diverse range of domestic and international clients and have a very broad spread of clients in many different sectors. We work extensively with other specialists within the firm in related practice areas such as construction, planning and environmental, disputes, banking, corporate and tax.


Wedlake Bell LLP has a strong commercial property department which covers a range of specialisms including high-value investments, a front on which David Roberts is exceedingly active, leveraging his expertise in logistics and retail assets. The department is also reputed for its full-service development service, which has a focus on mixed-use, business park and heritage building schemes with Kim Lalli particularly busy in the residential project space. Justin Lewis-Vivas helms the practice, which also includes Sarah Blunn, a lawyer integral to the firm's corporate occupier practice which caters to companies from the luxury brand, hospitality and leisure, co-working, sciences and professional services sectors.

Legal 500, 2022

Wedlake Bell combine professionalism, knowledge, pragmatism and a personal relationship that makes interactions quick and easy. With reasonable charging rates and quality of personnel, they are my default practice of choice.

Legal 500, 2022