The Merali Beedle Development team brings together lawyers of the highest calibre, who can advise on the full life cycle of development projects.  

Our property, planning, construction and disputes specialists work together seamlessly to take development projects from site acquisition through the planning and construction phases and on to disposal.

Many of the multi-disciplinary team have City backgrounds and all have over 15 years’ experience dealing with residential, commercial and retail schemes, ranging from very large-scale city-centre re-developments and urban extensions though to bespoke, rural residential schemes of 1-3 high-end homes.

Our experts will be with you every step of the way to ensure the successful delivery of your project, advising on the following:


  • Site acquisition
  • Option agreements
  • Conditional contracts
  • Development agreements
  • Joint-venture agreements
  • Site assembly
  • Infrastructure easements
  • Variation and modification of covenants
  • Pre-lets and off-plan sales
  • Site exit advice and ultimate freehold and unit disposal


  • Planning applications, including environmental statements
  • Planning and infrastructure agreements (section 106, section 278 and section 38 agreements) and planning conditions
  • Highways and rights of way, including highway/footpath stopping-up and diversion applications
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Applications to modify permissions (section 73 and section 96A applications)


  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Interaction between building contracts and professional appointments and agreements for lease and licences to alter
  • Party Wall Act matters


  • Property and construction litigation
  • Adjudications in construction
  • Negligence claims against professionals
  • Landlord and tenant disputes (residential and commercial)