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

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".

'What a load of rubbish!' - Fly-tipping on private land

With fly-tipping on the increase, private landowners are becoming more concerned about their rights and responsibilities. Our expert discusses the remedies for private land owners as well as the preventive measures that can be taken.

Another contaminated land liability stream for developers to contend with

Developers are geared up to carry out necessary remediation of brownfield sites through the planning process, but what happens if there is historical contamination on land that they have sold to homeowners years before?

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016