Our team of surveyors, property tax consultants and lawyers work with property investors, owners, occupiers and developers at every stage of the property lifecycle.

Planning and acquisition of property

The success of any real estate project depends on getting the planning stage right. Our specialist lawyers and surveyors provide proactive advice through the lifespan of any scheme in planning development projects. 

Whether it is advising on the tax advantages of acquiring assets within a corporate vehicle, helping promoters secure consent for infrastructure development schemes, advising on Compulsory Purchase Orders for housing and regeneration projects, or utilising a Geographical Information System to inform client decision making, our professionals are market leaders in advising on planning issues from both a legal and property perspective.

Development of property and built assets

The real estate landscape presents significant challenges, but there are also great opportunities to be found. Our specialist advisers provide strategic guidance to clients throughout their developments, often acting as an integral part of their team and advising on the entire spectrum of property-related work.

Our experts advise on all aspects of real estate development, handling legal requirements from start to finish for any project. Acting on a wide range of industrial, retail, leisure, office and mixed use development projects, we work for both national and regional commercial developers. We also specialise in supporting on residential development projects, advising housebuilders of all sizes, land promoters, regeneration specialists and large-scale registered providers. Our property clients benefit from the wealth of complementary property development expertise across the Group, including land referencing and property research, boundary and party wall advice, and telecoms and utilities infrastructure. 

Managing property

Property projects can be complex, with different stakeholders, priorities and goals to be balanced. We help our clients make sure their projects run smoothly from start to finish. We seek to establish, prioritise and deliver on project goals and commercial objectives. 

Proactive management of real estate assets is crucial in order to realise value and meet commercial objectives and our team works with some of the largest landlords and investors in the UK to successfully manage their real estate portfolios. We also act for business occupiers of real estate throughout the UK across all asset types, helping to ensure their property arrangements are robust and their property obligations are met. 

Our large specialist team provides expert advice on all aspects of property acquisition, ownership, occupation, and disposal, including across a range of fire safety and cladding issues, which have had a significant impact on the property sector since the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

We are also there to support our clients if things go wrong and a property dispute becomes inevitable. We seek to find commercial and practical solutions which meet our clients’ objectives and understand that costly real estate litigation, for most, will be a last resort. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, we are forceful in representing our clients’ interests.

Financial matters and monetising property

Real estate finance is a complicated area. Our experts are able to work with banks, financiers and borrowers to find pragmatic solutions that meet the needs of their businesses. 

As well as advising on funding real estate projects, we are skilled at helping clients respond quickly to real estate investment opportunities, ensuring returns are maximised while all legal and governance requirements are properly met. 

It is not just commercial property investment that we advise on either, we help clients based in the UK and overseas with the process of residential property investment as well as on residential property and conveyancing.

Why choose Gateley?

  • Dealing with advisers who are joined up at every stage of the property lifecycle not only saves you time, and ultimately money, but also de-risks property matters by considering the value, performance and risk profile of an asset simultaneously.
  • The varying nature of work we do for clients provides us with high quality insight into every stage of the development and regeneration process.
  • We work closely with each client and their other key advisers throughout the lifecycle of a project, often acting as an integral part of their team. 

Find a property service

Real estate development

As legislation evolves, the complexity of development projects only increases. 

Real estate investment

We help clients realise the potential of their real estate investments.

Fire safety & cladding

Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, cladding issues have had a real impact on the property sector. 

Landlord & tenant

For most organisations, occupation of real estate is a necessary aspect of doing business.

Real estate dispute resolution

We secure results for clients using technical knowledge, commercial acumen and expert insight.


Proactive advice on planning development projects, highways, compulsory purchase and compensation. 

Real estate finance

The right funding is essential to enable developers to successfully deliver projects.

Residential development

These projects are complex, having multiple discrete, yet highly-connected, elements.

Compulsory purchase

A vital tool to help public authorities deliver development opportunities in the public benefit.

Asset management

Proactive management of real estate assets is crucial for investors to realise value.

Building surveying

We assess the condition of buildings, advising on acquisition and disposal, ownership and occupation.

Corporate real estate

It is increasingly common to carry out a corporate transaction where the asset is a property.

GIS services

A GIS is helpful to understand a project site and give the project the best chance of success.

Infrastructure development

Major infrastructure projects mean major challenges; our team can help you overcome them.

International property investment

UK bricks and mortar have long been seen as a smart investment.

Land referencing & property research

It is critical to have reliable information on ownership, occupation and rights over the land subject to development. 

Party wall & boundary advice

There is a legal requirement to inform neighbouring property owners of construction works. 

Public inquiries

Our specialist Programme Officers administer independent, cost-effective and efficient inquiries.

Residential property & conveyancing

Make dealing with residential property as smooth, swift and stress-free as possible.

Telecoms infrastructure

We find commercially viable solutions to some of the telecoms infrastructure industry’s key issues.


Diverting or connecting utility apparatus can impact on profitability and development potential.