Corporate occupiers

Our specialist commercial real estate lawyers have developed an in depth understanding of the particular challenges that arise from sourcing, occupying, managing and disposing of real estate in the course of business. Our clients are major UK and International corporates often occupying premium real estate in London and other major cities. 

We provide transactional advice at the lease acquisition and disposal stage as well representation for ongoing asset management services.

The team is well resourced and it includes highly experienced partners senior associates and junior lawyers. We have become well known for our responsive and high quality service levels, as well as our commercial acumen, directness and pragmatism.

Our clients

Our corporate occupier clients are from a wide range of sectors including media, tech, finance, manufacturing and industrial, legal, insurance and the arts. Specialist advice for our clients in the retail and hospitality & leisure sectors is also available, please visit the individual pages for more information. We also have specific knowledge of embassy occupation.

Our specialist corporate occupier service is tailored to client need

The team provide advice in relation to complex pre-lets and lease acquisitions and disposals of individual units and portfolios.

At the transaction stage we understand that document and transaction management are crucial to success and we have developed systems and process that enable us to provide control, remain reactive and be ahead of the deal to ensure client’s achieve their goals.  

We provide ongoing asset management advice in relation to:

  • lease renewals, re-gears and restructuring
  • lease variations
  • lease surrenders
  • landlord consents (including for fit-out and all alienation)
  • service of break notices ad related advice on compliance
  • dilapidations advice
  • documenting rent reviews


Our corporate real estate clients also benefit from our specialist real estate dispute resolution service, the team are skilled at reducing the impact of potential disputes. They are also tenacious and commercially astute when disputes do arise.

Serviced office space

The flexibility provided by serviced offices has become very appealing for some businesses. We regularly act for serviced office companies and their clients in relation to significant lets, the team have acted on some of the biggest UK deals in this sector in the last 18 months.

Next steps

Please contact Goodman Derrick’s Head of Real Estate, Dominic Whelan, for a no obligation discussion about your commercial property needs, on or +44 (0)20 7421 7983 or at