Real Estate

With the largest Real Estate team in the Thames Valley we deliver City firm expertise and resource at a competitive price.


Property continues to be one of the most valuable asset classes in the world and despite occupier demand evolving the majority of businesses have a need for property in one form or another. Our lawyers provide decisive and pragmatic solutions allowing clients to react quickly to seize opportunities.

With one of the largest real estate teams in the South East outside of London and highly ranked in the legal directories our commercial property solicitors based in Reading act for universities, banks, private lenders, household names, corporate occupiers, high net worth individuals, charities, land owners and investment companies. We are well known to the larger regional practices and City firms who respect our property practice as holding its own amongst them.

Transactional work forms a large part of the team’s caseload but we also provide dedicated advice to specific sectors and clients including:

Whether you are a Plc or a start-up we provide clear, efficient and cost effective solutions to your property needs.

Featured experience

Examples of our recent work include:

  • Property finance transactions acting for lenders including clearing banks, challenger banks, motor manufacturers and private individuals on working capital, investment and development facilities ranging from £1m to £50m.
  • Corporate occupier management work for property portfolios ranging from 20 to over 200 properties including new lettings, lease renewals (contested and uncontested) and alienation matters.
  • Head office relocations for large corporates taking offices in the Thames Valley and London.
  • Consented residential land disposals to UK housebuilders of sites selling between £5m and £50m.
  • The acquisition of a high class shopping parade development in a prominent commuter town.
  • The disposal of two multi-let industrial estates.
  • The lease of brand new logistics premises at a starting rent of over £2m.
  • Lettings at the new urban regeneration scheme in Reading called “Station Hill”.
  • The purchase of a £50m property investment business for a private investor.

Our work has taken us to well-known locations such as 22 Bishopsgate (a 61-floor office building in the City of London), the world-renowned “Gherkin” or 30 St Mary Axe as it is also known, St Pancras Station, Battersea Power Station, British Airways lounges at Heathrow, Oxford Colleges, Michelin-starred restaurants, London entertainment venues, science parks and many more interesting places.

“The team at Field Seymour Parkes have a great range of experience and are quick to respond as a result.”
"Field Seymour Parkes did an exceptional job in guiding us through a complex matter."
"The firm's service levels are excellent. They deal with all matters promptly and react to any queries quickly."
"It's an excellent, efficient and commercially adept team."
"They have an excellent and deep team, so there is always someone there who is available and has the expertise to handle your case."
Legal 500 UK
"I think the most important thing for me is the availability of the team. Their fees are fair and reasonable and transactions are dealt with in a timely manner."
Legal 500 UK
"Joe Preisner is excellent. All of the people there are."
"They have always been brilliant. When we encounter problems, they've either been there before or know how to tackle it and recommend a solution."
"The Real Estate team at FSP knows how our business ticks. Our relationship transcends pure legal advice and we feel it is more of a marriage to a business advisory team."
"Friendly, reliable, professional, diligent lawyers. Always going beyond expectation in the level of service and sound advice. Competitively priced and as good as you get across the industry."
"A very good and professional team" with lawyers who are "exceptional in all respects."
"A complete team of professionals. All like-minded with a similar ethos of ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality. Provide solid commercial advice in a solution-driven culture. From top-down and bottom-up it is a class team."