Gowling WLG builds on commercial property expertise

Just as cranes continue to rise up across the city, Gowling WLG stood taller in the 2019 Legal 500 rankings after it reached up into tier one of Birmingham’s commercial property firms.

Meggitt at Ansty Park

Gowling WLG joined Eversheds Sutherland in the top tier after it advised aerospace group Meggitt on the deal for its large site at Ansty Park near Coventry. Elsewhere it worked on schemes at Brent Cross and Manchester’s Airport City, and portfolio deals involving Network Rail and M&G Real Estate.

Shoosmiths also moved up, to tier two, swapping places with Squire Patton Boggs. The firm also worked on the Meggitt scheme, advising developer Manse Opus, and the high-value office sales of 55 Colmore Row and 2 Colmore Square.

Knights moved up from tier three to two in the commercial property rankings for the wider West Midlands, while Wright Hassall made the same jump in the construction rankings.


Legal 500 2019: Commercial property: Birmingham

John Burns, Gowling WLG

(they have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years)

John Burns – Gowling WLG
Nick Green – Squire Patton Boggs
Callum Nuttall – Gateley


Iftkhar Ahmed – Eversheds Sutherland
Gurjit Atwal – Eversheds Sutherland
Richard Bate – Gowling WLG
Amanda Hanmore – Trowers & Hamlins
Jason Jackson – Shoosmiths
Tom Johnson – Pinsent Masons
Philip Medford – Eversheds Sutherland
Andrew Mellor – Shakespeare Martineau
Monique Sutherland – DLA Piper


Beth Margetson, Emms Gilmore Liberson


Tom Eastwood – Pinsent Masons
Beth Margetson – Emms Gilmore Liberson
Henry Matveieff – Capsticks
Digby Morgan – Trowers & Hamlins
Carl Scott – Pinsent Masons
Matthew Walker – Gowling WLG