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Commercial Property

Working within the National Property Group, Laytons’ specialist commercial property lawyers combine their expertise with the complementary skills of planning and environmental, construction, tax, general commercial and banking lawyers to support you in all aspects of property law.

Looking after your day-to-day needs

As leading lawyers to dynamic business we understand that effective management of property assets is key to successful financial performance. Working with you in long term relationships, we are proactive in providing sensible and commercial advice relating to all areas of property law as it affects your business.

Our Work

Our property experts serve a broad range of clients, including those from the investment sector, developers (both commercial and house building), lenders and end users such as retail and corporate occupiers. The team deals with transactions of varying sizes and we are regularly engaged in high value projects ranging in value up to £100 million. We also act on the acquisition and development of major consortium development sites and Laytons are project solicitors to the Cambourne new town in Cambridgeshire. When providing advice we take care to consider issues of flexibility for future expansion and adjustment to changing economic circumstances.  All our teams are partner lead and our areas of expertise include:

  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Environmental
  • Land Development
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Planning
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Disputes
  • Property Finance
  • Tax Law Advice

Your Problems Solved

While we're good at solving problems, our philosophy is to avoid problems wherever possible. As in all our transactional and management work, our approach is to avoid lengthy litigation by seeking commercial and practical solutions. We are experienced in arbitration and mediation.

Corporate Recovery

We also work on the property aspects of insolvency matters, acting for administrators, administrative receivers, liquidators, and Law of Property Act receivers as well as trustees in bankruptcy.

Industry Involvement

We are actively involved in the sector as members of the Housebuilders Federation and we hold regular events to support local Developers such as the Guildford Property Club. We regularly produce newsletters and factsheets for our clients to ensure they are completely up to date on legislation relevant to them.


John Beesley
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7842 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7842 8080