Property Development

Most successful developers will understand the need to instruct lawyers with extensive development experience that is coupled with relevant sector expertise.

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Our team tick this box and with their specialist understanding help you safely navigate through your developments journey. We work with a network of fellow professionals across the development sector which allowing us to call on additional expert support should you need it, to ensure the smooth delivery of your project.

We are proud to be regarded as one of the region’s leading full service property teams, and pride ourselves too on being pragmatic, proactive and approachable.


Whatever stage you are at, whether at the paperwork, laying the foundations or topping out we are able to cover every element of the process. From the moment you make the first offer, through the complexities of planning, pitfalls of construction and challenges development phases bring, right through to completion we are here to protect your investment. If selling is your ultimate goal, we cover that too with our conveyancing team.

From experience involving us from the early stages, allows us to understand your objectives and the way you work, ensuring we are best placed to identify potential issues and propose solutions and potentially alternative structures.


When it comes to advising on commercial and mixed-use development projects, our experience and knowledge is vast, so whether you’re a developer, funder, private landowner or occupier, we can help make your project a success.

From acquisition and planning through to construction, letting and sale of the finished article, we’re used to dealing with complex and demanding projects and delivering them on time.

Whatever way you choose to structure your development, we’re sure we have the know-how to draft and negotiate the right documents, from promotion and option agreements and conditional sale contracts, building leases and pre-letting documents, through to various forms of development agreement, including forward sale and funding.

The team’s years of experience dealing with all forms of residential property development, means we understand the many challenges developers face. We recognise that each development is unique and that it, and you, will have specific requirements we need to tailor our service to.

Selecting the most appropriate structure at the outset is key to fulfilling your development’s potential; promotion agreements, option agreements, conditional contracts and joint venture agreements are just some of the potential options we will explore with you.

We have experts in all aspects of development, including planning and construction, so we can provide all the services you might require from the moment you first make an offer, through the planning, construction and on-going development stages, and ultimately to completion and the sale of individual plots so that you see an early return on your investment

If things go awry and you encounter challenges along the way, our dedicated team are always on hand to assist, guide and advice how to deal with the situation, to give you the best chance of being able to protect and keep your development on track.


The team at EMW provided a professional and efficient service from day 1. Their experience helped us avoid any issues as the contract negotiations progressed as they were able to identify these areas very early on. I had full trust in their advice which meant no sleepless nights as I knew I was in good hands! Highly recommended.

Rick Green, Lecale Homes Group Ltd

I wholeheartedly recommend EMW to other business owners looking for first class legal advice.

James Harrison, Burbage Realty Partners

There are a lot of moving parts when selling a business. Having a legal team that do what they say they will, when they say they will with professionalism and clarity makes the process significantly easier. I can’t speak highly enough of EMW.

Julian Young, adam HT Ltd

EMW’s assistance in this important strategic transaction for us has been superb.

Rachel Nutt, MHA Maclntyre Hudson

Tracy and the wider EMW team have been excellent. Advice has always been clear and concise and no question too silly or request for help too small. Woods Hardwick Ltd have been working with EMW since the last MBO and would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for help.

John Freeman, Woods Hardwick

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