“They always respond very quickly, with good communication and good knowledge of what we are doing.”
Our experts understand the ongoing challenges facing the house building industry and try to ensure we provide a commercially-focused service for our clients and can often suggest quick solutions to problems that might otherwise delay or stop deals.
We have an exceptional team of specialist lawyers who bring together expertise in estate management, regeneration, acquisitions and developments, building contracts and construction, commercial leasing, landlord and tenant, funding and procurement. We deliver a comprehensive service and have an acknowledged track record in:
The team includes in-house planning lawyers and chartered town planners, as well as specialist construction lawyers who provide a wide range of services. This additional resource enables the team to provide a comprehensive and seamless service for its housebuilder and landowner clients from initial site appraisal through the planning process and onto completion and disposal.
In addition to acquisition, disposal and planning, they can give expert advice on construction matters such as:
We have an enviable reputation in the residential development sector as our clients include well-known national and regional house builders, contractor/developers and social housing providers, such as:
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Example's of the wide variety of developments that Blake Morgan’s specialists have worked on include:
“Their attention to detail is great. I have no hesitation in recommending the team to all manner of clients. The diligence of the team really shines through.”
“Blake Morgan's exceptionally large team has a particularly strong developer and retail client base, and acts for a number of central government departments and charities. ”
Leading law firm Blake Morgan has advised the London Borough of Merton on the successful construction and outsourcing of services at the new Morden Leisure Centre, which officially opens this Saturday (30 March).
Read our Construction sector update for February, on the changes and updates in the world of construction as well as any relevant news.
Blake Morgan is proud to be an advisor to SWIL. James Egan is the Partner at Blake Morgan who has led on the deal.
As Brexit draws closer and the noise of nervous speculation grows louder local authorities will welcome clear advice regarding the effect of leaving the EU, especially in a no-deal scenario. We explore further in this article.
The Court of Appeal has sent a strong message to developers not to build on land in breach of a restrictive covenant and then present the court with a fait accompli and challenge the judge not to order demolition but allow them to compensate instead.
On 13th September the Government published a new section in its Planning Practice Guidance on Build to Rent in order to simplify its treatment within the planning system and aid in the interpretation of The National Planning Policy Framework.
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.
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.
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 major housebuilder has fallen victim to an unfortunate lack of concentration when acquiring a development site in Wales, with expensive consequences.
Discover how we have assisted Canary Wharf Group in the development of Jubilee Place Mall which opened in November 2013.
We have advised on a public walkway infrastructure forming part of a major regeneration scheme.