Druces’ large and experienced team of Property lawyers provides a complete commercial and residential property law service to a wide variety of corporate and individual clients. The Property department as a whole and a number of our Property partners and consultants are recommended in the Legal 500 for commercial property and for property finance legal services.
Richard Bowers, Head of Estate Management at UBM plc, a client of Druces LLP for over twenty years, says this about Druces’ property team:
“Excellent all round service. Response times are rapid and the calibre of expertise is high. The team is small, but well formed, with levels of experience, knowledge and skills to suit all instructions. With a range of charging rates across the team value for money is good. Paul Goward knows our portfolio and, as importantly, he knows UBM. Paul’s depth of knowledge covers all aspect of commercial real estate and planning, however his ability to apply that knowledge in a commercial and productive manner, cutting straight to the heart of the matter is his greatest attribute. Leah Freeman-Allen is of a similar mould with an ability to respond and turn around matters at a rapid rate. Leah is not afraid to adopt the less orthodox approach to achieve the goal and nothing is ever a problem.“
Our commercial property lawyers act for a wide range of developers, investors, occupiers and financiers. Clients range in size from large organisations which are household names to smaller entrepreneurial concerns. As well as “core” commercial property work we also deal with property related tax, property litigation, construction, planning and environmental issues and we provide corporate advice on appropriate vehicles for transactions. We have a particular expertise and longstanding experience in acting for clients investing in property syndicates.
Our residential legal practice focuses mainly on high value, urban and rural properties from one bedroom flats in the City to country estates. We work closely with colleagues in other departments to ensure, where appropriate, that any necessary tax, trust and corporate issues are covered to ensure the most beneficial form of ownership and the minimisation of any tax liability.