Expert Corporate and Owner Occupier Law Firm

Our expert Corporate and Owner Occupier team are vastly experienced in acquisition and tenancy advice across a broad range of sectors but particularly, retail and leisure, serviced offices and asset management.

We understand the UK property market and advise our clients on the impact of property trends and changes in legislation to help them boost their real estate performance.

We act for household names and have a proven track record of delivering on large and ambitious store roll-out and distribution centre programmes for retailers.

We provide expert legal advice to our retail clients on the acquisition of new stores often across the boundaries of particular legal disciplines.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Our Corporate and Owner Occupier team advise on:

Acquisitions and sales

We provide expert legal advice to our clients on the acquisition and disposal of a range of properties.

Asset management

Working with our sector specialists across real estate, finance and corporate we offer our full support in managing the assets you chose to invest in.

Business renewals

Our expert Corporate Owner and Occupier team is experienced in managing business renewals for a range of clients.

New stores

We advise on the development, leasing and lease renewals when purchasing or building new stores.

Our Clients


We act for a wide range of clients from independent coffee shops and restaurants to high street department stores, supermarket chains and luxury retailers. We also offer expert advice to retail banks, hotel operators, developers, property portfolio organisations and professional services occupiers.

"Blake Morgan acts as one team to deliver the requirements of our ambitious store roll-out programme, providing property, construction, property litigation and planning assistance advice that is always on point. They are commercial, pragmatic and have aligned themselves with our values and vision. They are great team players."
- Calum Ewing, Head of Property of Metro Bank Plc


"We have a long established relationship with Alan Harlow and his team at Blake Morgan. We value their commercial acumen and pragmatism."
- James Hamilton, UK & Ireland's Acquisition and Estates Director of Costa Limited


"The property team at Blake Morgan provide a one-stop shop for all of our property requirements, including lettings and sales of our investment property portfolio, practical legal advice on dealing with tenant issues and advice on complex development transactions. They are responsive and efficient and guide us through the necessary processes including compliance with the requirements of the Charities Act with a minimum of fuss."
- Clive Cook, Charity Director of St John's Winchester


Highlights


Our corporate occupier experts act on a range of store roll-out programmes for clients such as Metro Bank, Specsavers, Southern Co-op, Costa Coffee, a supermarket chain, several luxury brands and a children's clothing retailer.


Our expert team handles all of the retail leasing work within Canary Wharf Estate for Canary Wharf Group PLC in a 25+ year relationship. The Canary Wharf Estate is one of the largest in London, comprising 97 acres and 16.5 million square feet of space of which approximately 1 million square feet (400+ shops and restaurants) is retail space.


We represented IWG plc, the world's largest serviced office provider in its acquisition of a lease of Alpheus Building Finsbury Circus, London – it is intended this site will be the first of a new brand of offices that IWG will open in the UK (under the No.18 brand).


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Oliver
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Tony
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Alan
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Southampton

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James
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Nigel
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