• Overview
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Rollits is a region-wide leader in the field of commercial property law.

Working at the cutting edge, our experienced commercial property team is constantly updating its knowledge and using the latest technology to provide a comprehensive, informed and practical approach to commercial property matters.

Rollits' property dispute resolution team is also renowned for providing practical, commercial advice in helping businesses, large and small, to resolve or even avoid property disputes. We provide an individually tailored service, working closely with you to understand your goals and identifying the best strategy to achieve your aims.

Experience and expertise

Our commercial property lawyers have vast experience in all aspects of commercial property from acquiring and disposing of freehold and leasehold premises, acting for landlords and tenants in the grant of leases, and work arising out of those leases including general estate management, rent reviews, and variations.

We act for banks and borrowers in relation to secured lending and other project funding.

Our planning and development team works closely with us on projects for major developers and one-off projects.  We are increasingly involved in substantial construction projects and have seen a significant increase of work within the renewables sector.

Acting for a diverse range of clients, from large multinational companies to individual landlords, we offer the complete property dispute resolution service. We advise clients on the best way to resolve a dispute and then provide the expertise to achieve the best results. Our comprehensive service includes pre-emptive advice to avoid potential disputes, utilising the most effective dispute resolution procedure to minimise costs and achieve a satisfactory conclusion, and training to avoid damaging disputes in the future.

The experience and strength of our property dispute resolution team, combined with our planning, development and construction lawyers means that we are uniquely placed to take on more complex projects incorporating different disciplines.


"Their underlying knowledge of us, built up over many years, undoubtedly enables them to respond in an efficient and practical manner. They are viewed as a key member of our wider professional team."

"It would be unfair to single out an individual as the whole property team consistently meet our needs in a timely and professional manner – often having several members of the Rollits team dealing with different matters. This reflects the understanding of us as a client by the wider team, which is reassuring."

The UK Legal 500, 2022 edition

"Chris Crystal – Excellent understanding and awareness of client needs; excellent communication skills, very clear and responsive; pragmatic and able to help problem solve and advise upon options."

The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition

"Excellent technical knowledge and experience, combined with a very good understanding of the Education sector and its challenges, and a willingness to shape service to meet client needs."

The UK Legal 500, 2020 edition

Sources highlight the firm for its "pragmatic and collaborative approach to matters."

Chambers UK, 2020/21 edition


  • Sales and Purchases
  • Leases
  • Rent Reviews, Variations to Leases, Consents, Renewals
  • Retail, Industrial and Office Developments
  • Planning and Environmental Issues
  • Funding and Secured Finance
  • Development Projects
  • Building and Construction
  • Renewables
  • Joint Ventures
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Finance

Get in touch

To discuss our services, please contact us.

Last updated: 20 October 2021

Key contact

Chris Crystal

Direct dial +44 (0) 1482 337256

Email christopher.crystal@rollits.com

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