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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Martin Stacey

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Real estate: developers and investors.


Martin specialises in commercial real estate developments/regeneration and investment sales and purchases, acting not only for public sector bodies but also funds and developers. Martin also has over 15 years’ experience of non-contentious construction work advising in relation to large town centre redevelopments in particular. Martin is currently leading on a number of large town centre redevelopment projects, acting for local authorities. Martin also works for a number of telecoms clients in relation to their real estate work.


Trained Turner Kenneth Brown; qualified 1989; partner, Lawrence Graham 1997; partner, Dickinson Dees 2012; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.


British Council for Officer Society of Construction Law.


King Edwards School, Bath; Birmingham University (1986 LLB Hons 2(1)); Kings College London (MA Construction Law and Arbitration).

London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP handles a broad range of work for local authorities, especially large-scale regeneration projects. Highlight work includes advising the London Borough of Lewisham on areas such as planning and property matters relating to the redevelopment of the New Bermondsey site. This complex case includes proceedings brought by Millwall Football Club seeking disclosure of a financial due diligence report and the price under a land sale agreement between the Council and the developer. It is also advising Three Rivers District Council in respect of the South Oxhey Initiative, a mixed use regeneration project in partnership with Countryside Properties (UK) and Home Group. Martin Stacey  has a focus on redevelopment and regeneration projects, Iain Greenshields  takes on PFI, PPP, joint ventures and outsourcing matters and Jocelyn Denton handles  planning and infrastructure. The team has been enhanced with the addition of Andrew Hirst, managing associate, who joined from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP handles asset management and letting work for a variety of well-known landlords and tenants, and is also instructed by local authorities and house builders in connection with land acquisitions and regeneration projects. The team handles letting work nationwide, which has included Katherine Douglas advising Mewburn Ellis LLP on the relocation of its Bristol office, and William Akerman assisting Associated British Ports with the lease and operation of a new freight terminal in Southampton. Similarly, Craig Moore, who handles ongoing property management work for Flybe Group, advised Rittal on the lease acquisition of its new UK HQ in Canary Wharf. Tom Willows has advised Bellway North East on a litany of site acquisitions, and also acted for The Vista PRS Fund in relation to its forward commitment to purchase a PRS scheme in Liverpool, which is yet to be developed. Alistair Walton heads the retail sector group, which acts for clients including New Look Retailers, Specsavers, River Island Clothing Co and Decathlon UK. Martin Stacey heads the London real estate group, while John Ralph acts as national real estate head. Verity Waignton and Anna Robbins joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

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