Your Estate

In today’s competitive environment universities and colleges must increasingly find innovative and ground-breaking initiatives to attract both students and premier collaborative partners.

Enhancing their estates is often identified as a major part of this drive to improve the student experience and attract partners. However, estates teams are often conflicted by the need to develop their estate whilst on a tight budget and, as a result, require commercial and reactive support to ensure that their interests are adequately protected and, as far as possible, ensure transactions proceed as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

Our strong, cohesive real estate team acts for universities and colleges across the country, assisting them in the full range of estates services including:

Acquisition and disposal;

Bonds, warranties, guarantees and insurance;

Building contracts;

Constitutional issues;

Consultant appointments;

Development of land;

European procurement legislation;


Health & safety and environmental law

Highways and transportation law;

Land law including party wall acts;

Landlord and tenant law;

Licensing and leases;

Multi-occupied residential properties;

Nomination agreements:

Planning law and procedure;

PPP Projects:

Property taxation and tax efficient structuring of property development and investment;

Resolution of disputes and

Tendering procedures

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Meet the Team

We’re passionate about providing the right solutions and driven to make a positive difference in everything we do.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau