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DLA Piper UK LLP

4TH FLOOR, WALKER HOUSE, EXCHANGE FLAGS, L2 3YL, ENGLAND
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Work 02073 490 296
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Fax 0151 236 9208
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Richard Ascroft

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Work +44 151 237 4862
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Real Estate

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Richard Ascroft has a wide range of experience in all aspects of Real Estate law and advises numerous institutional investors and pension funds on their property portfolios. Richard has been involved in many high profile acquisitions and disposals around the country and has particular experience in landlord and tenant matters.

Aside from his work with institutional investors, Richard has advised developers, universities and academies, energy producers and lenders. 


North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Liverpool

Within: Rising stars

Richard Ascroft - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Commercial property: Liverpool

DLA Piper UK LLP provides an 'excellent all round service'. The team advises on local, regional and national real estate projects, and is best known for its investment experience where it is regularly instructed by blue-chip clients. Development work is also a strong area for the team which has experience in significant regeneration projects. Philip Rooney has a 'wealth of experience'; Richard Thompson is a key contact for investment work, as is Alison Mills. Legal directors Richard Ascroft and Hannah Cheminais, who handles major development projects, are also key figures. North West real estate department head Mark Beardwood heads the Liverpool-based team.

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