Development of Land

Every project has its own challenges. Our strategic land and real estate development solicitors provide value at every stage.

Strategic land and real estate development solicitors

Every real estate development project brings a unique set of commercial, logistical and legal challenges.

With a broad range of sector experience working for land owners, land developers and promoters, as well as specialist planning and construction expertise, Thrings is unique too. Our team can add value and clarity at every stage of the development process, from site acquisition to delivery and disposal.

Building success through expert insight

With a team of residential property development, commercial development and strategic land experts that regularly act for all sides, we bring a broader perspective to the matters we work on. We utilise expertise from across our firm – a multi-disciplinary, partner-led approach that allows us to create specialist teams that meet your exact needs.

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Whether you need advice from planning professionals on infrastructure agreements, construction experts to look at your contracts or assistance in initial negotiations between land owners and residential or commercial developers or promoters, we will work as part of your project team to provide knowledge and expertise where you need it. Our breadth of experience informs our commercially focused approach, but it is our deep, technical and specialist skillsets that can make your project an even greater success.

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The team is very thorough and proactive, and they just get on with it and get it done. They are very pragmatic and good at problem solving in high-stress situations. Chambers and Partners UK
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Our team

Alex Madden

Partner 0117 930 9575

Amari Rajendran

Senior Associate Solicitor 01793 412 556

Anna Ralph

Associate 02077 665 611

Caitlin Mills

Senior Associate (Australian qualified) 0117 930 9584

Charlotte Barrett

Legal Director 01793 412 628

Fionnuala Nolan

Partner 0207 766 5612

Fred Quartermain

Senior Associate 0117 930 9572

Mark Charter

Partner 02380 930 314

Matt Gilks

Senior Associate Solicitor 02380 930 320

Mike Westbrook

Partner 01225 340 058

Natalia Sokolov

Partner 0117 930 9586

Rebecca Dixon

Legal Director 0117 930 9542

Rebecca Whiting

Associate 01793 412 677

Richard Fidler

Partner 02077 665 635

Robert Barnes

Partner 0117 930 9537

Rosalyn Trotman

Partner 0117 930 9577


Site acquisition

Providing value at the start of the process through strategic advice and guidance on a range of acquisition agreements and everything in between.

Site assembly and disposals

The structuring of development sites to include the drafting of the sale agreements, transfers and leases for the onward disposal of units on both residential and commercial development projects.

Development Finance 

Acting for lenders providing finance secured against development schemes to protect their interest in the event of a default, and acting for borrowers taking finance by assisting with the satisfaction of lender’s requirements.


Assisting with agreements with local authorities, statutory undertakers and third party land owners for the provision of services including highways and drainage adoption.


Assisting with planning and infrastructure agreements, informing strategy and resolving planning issues to support the delivery of your project.

Construction and engineering

A strategic approach to agreements, contracts, warranties and any other issues affecting your project.


Guidance on environmental matters, from site acquisition to negotiating liabilities and responsibilities, and enforcement investigations by regulatory bodies.


Protecting the interests of you and your business in order to help you meet your commercial objectives.


A strategic, cost-effective approach to resolving disputes, using all methods of ADR, including mediation and, if necessary, conducting cases to a resolution through the Courts, Tribunals or via Arbitrations.