Commercial Occupier Advice

Leased premises are a major cost. Whether you’re a multi-site corporation or an SME about to outgrow your premises, making sure your interests are protected can seem like an unwanted drain on resources.

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Our nationally reaching Real Estate team has expertise and experience across a wide range of sectors. From retail, leisure and hospitality to manufacturing, corporate private and public sectors, as well as education and local government. 

Our services include the drafting and negotiation of leases and ancillary documents (including renewals, assignments, rent reviews and terminations of leases), asset management, planning advice, real estate litigation and dispute resolution as well as all tax-related issues. 

We provide direct, decisive advice designed to be directly relevant to your business. Our legal specialists use their deep sector understanding of both your needs and this complex area of the law to save you time and money.  

Some of our experts

Stephen Sumpton

Partner - Head of Commercial Occupiers Group

I am a Partner in the Real Estate team with over 20 years' experience specialising in investment, development, major corporate occupiers and the relevant aspects of cross border and domestic corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

David Frankland


I am a partner at DWF, specialising in providing commercial real estate advice covering a full range of transactions for developers, investors and occupiers.

Naveen Gupta


I am a partner within the Real Estate team, based in Manchester. I act for retail and leisure operators, large corporate occupiers, developers, charities and institutional clients with large property portfolios.