Real Estate

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed. Modular construction, new investment models and the rise of proptech are all opening up exciting new opportunities. But changing political winds, increasing build costs, skills shortages and supply chain instability present cause for concern.

Our real estate team has the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market. We’re able to offer a holistic view of the possibilities, and with expertise covering development, planning, employment and procurement, you can feel confident that every aspect of your project is being safeguarded.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We work with you across the entire real estate life cycle of your project. Our highly skilled team can advise you at a specialist level during any point of your project or deliver it in its entirety. We understand exactly what’s needed to assemble a complete project team, or slot in and deliver value as part of a wider group.

It’s just one of the reasons why the majority of our clients have worked with us across numerous projects – our relationships are close, and our experience in their businesses deep. We know our clients inside out, which means they can expect integrated and actionable advice as standard. But it won’t be standard advice – every client is unique, and our solutions reflect this.

Our collaborative cross-team approach to working, means we’re able to spot new opportunities for success, solve complex challenges and resolve potential disputes before they arise. By immersing ourselves in your world, we’re able to make your ambition, our own.

Ingenuity for Real Estate

Strategically manage your portfolio

Ingenuity for Real Estate brings key property information and relating deeds together on one platform, helping you to strategically manage your property portfolio, from estate rationalisation through to acquisitions and disposals. Find out more about how it allows you to focus on strategy whilst we focus on delivering expert legal advice in a smart way.

Related services

Development Projects

Demand for housing, infrastructure and commercial space is growing – and developers, policymakers and investors need to respond.

We can support you at every stage in the lifecycle of a development project.


Planning law is the gateway to property development. It’s the vital first step for building projects no matter what size.

Working with decision-makers at the key levels, we use our years of experience in planning law to seek out answers which work for you.

Environmental issues

Climate change presents some of the toughest questions for business.

Our edge as environmental lawyers is our experience of feeding into policymaking in Parliament, government and local authorities.

Real Estate Finance

Profits, in Real Estate investment, are made at the margins. That means an effective response to acquisition or disposal opportunities must include a sharp eye for detail.

When you’re ready to move, our team is ready to back you.


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.


Public bodies are under increasing pricing pressure to procure smartly and in a cost effective manner.

Our team of expert lawyers can operate on both sides of the procurement process, for contracting authorities and for bidding parties.

Projects, Infrastructure & Construction

All business ventures and activities are risky but none more so than in the fields of major projects, infrastructure and construction.

We get to know you, inside and out, so that together we can assess, manage and navigate the path through risk to success.


Property is a subject that interests everyone and it often dominates media and political agendas as a result. The economic and political landscape means that the property market is constantly changing.

As one of the largest teams in the UK, Foot Anstey’s conveyancing services team are experts in all aspects of this market.

Buying a new home

Buying a new home is an exciting life event but it can feel overwhelming when you start the process.

Our experienced New Homes Team are here to help you navigate the path to exchanging contracts and moving into your new home.

Property Litigation

The law governing property is constantly changing, creating the prospect of disputes which can prove costly in terms of lost opportunities, revenue and even reputation.

We can cover every type of property-related dispute, whether it’s over commercial or private property, or various different kinds of land, including agricultural, green belt and brownfield.

Our people

Here are some key members of the team whose expertise covers investment, development, financing, planning, asset management and dispute resolution.