Mark Beardwood > DLA Piper > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
L2 3YL

Work Department

Real estate.


Partner in the real estate team with 30 years’ experience acting on all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions for a variety of investors, developers and occupiers, both within the private and public sectors. Current clients include pension funds and other institutional investors, commercial and residential property developers, local authorities, higher and further education institutions and corporate occupiers. Investment transactions include the acquisition, development and sale of a variety of assets including shopping centres, retail parks, industrial estates and office buildings, including the €243m sale of a portfolio of shopping centres and office buildings on behalf of Dutch REIT, Wereldhave N.V. Development transactions include the award winning Kings Waterfront Arena and Convention Centre on behalf of English Partnerships, the Bolton One development on behalf of the University of Bolton, Liverpool Football Club’s £100m Anfield Stadium redevelopment and the development, letting and forward funding of a 400,000 sq ft manufacturing unit on behalf of Liberty Quayside Limited.


Trained Linklaters; qualified 1985; partner DLA Piper UK LLP 1991.


Law Society, Investment Property Forum.


St Anselm’s College, Birkenhead; University of Oxford; BA Hons (Jurisprudence), 1982; Solicitors Final Examination, 1983.


Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BeardwoodDLA Piper

DLA Piper UK LLP is experienced in handling development and investment work for public and private sector clients. The team advises on high-profile developments in Manchester and across the UK, and has particular expertise in funding and in structuring specialised assets. Department head Mark Beardwood acts for a number of investment clients; Robert Arnison stands out for his development work expertise; and Tom Kelsall leads on development and development-funding matters and co-heads the North West real estate finance team.

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Liverpool

(Hall of Fame)

Mark BeardwoodDLA Piper

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.