Chris Dolan Partner

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Contact Details

Chris is a Partner in our Built Environment team specialising in residential development. His expertise covers all aspects of land acquisition and assembly, including strategic options, joint ventures, collaboration and development agreements.

Main areas of practice

Chris has experience of dealing with large-scale acquisitions for national and regional residential developers. He also has considerable experience in dealing with mixed use developments.

Chris enjoys making complex transactions and documents as straight forward as possible.


Chris acts for residential and commercial developers, housing associations, local authorities and also private landowners looking to maximise development potential.

Significant experience

  • Advised national housebuilders on land acquisition in the South East
  • Advising on the disposals parts of a 640 acre warehouse and distribution park development in the South West capable of accommodating units of over 850,000 sq ft.
  • Advised a regional housebuilder in relation to the sale of a complex and substantial development site with the benefit of planning permission using a corporate structure
  • Advised on the strategy for obtaining vacant possession and for redevelopment and extension of a landmark office building


Related Knowledge & Resources

Insolvency Rules...OK?

We look at a Court of Appeal decision that is likely to have far-reaching implications on liquidators who were, naturally attracted to the idea of referring disputes to adjudication as a means of determining monies owed to the insolvent company.

Developers are warned by the Court of Appeal not to take the law into their own hands

Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court of Appeal accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application.

Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market

As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".

Real Estate: Proposals for Enfranchisement Reform: Have they raised more questions than answers?

After being invited to attend the Law Commission Symposium on 5 November 2018 to hear the proposals for enfranchisement reform and discuss how they will work in practice, Louise Uphill examines the key points.

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016