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We have a team of over 20 lawyers specialising in residential development work split across our Southampton and Oxford offices. The Residential Development team has over 25 years experience of acting exclusively for housebuilders and includes lawyers who have worked in-house for housebuilders, construction companies and in Local Authority Planning departments.

The team is supported by both in-house planning lawyers and chartered town planners. The team is also supported by specialist construction lawyers who provide a wide range of services from advice on bespoke and standard form industry contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, bonds, guarantees and associated project documentation through to dealing with and managing the resolution of contractual disputes. This additional resource enables the team to provide a comprehensive and seamless service for its housebuilder clients from initial site appraisal, through the planning process and onto completion of build.

Our specialist team understand both the commercial environment, within which its housebuilder clients operate, and the forthcoming challenges facing the house building industry generally.

Blake Lapthorn is an associate member of the Home Builders Federation (HBF), the principal trade body of the industry and the Team regularly attend industry events such as RESI.

Blake Lapthorn is committed to its housebuilder clients and has in place the resource and infrastructure to fully support its house builder clients in achieving their business aims and objectives.

View the link for our experience for housebuilder clients.

For further information, please contact Martin Hirst, partner in our Housebuilder team, on 023 8085 7474 or