Graham Cutts

Graham Cutts


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2941

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Recommended in the Legal 500 2020

Graham advises clients on all aspects of UK commercial real estate, with a focus on Investment, Occupiers, Life Sciences and Logistics.  Graham recognises that transactional deals are not contests.  They're a collaborative process that require some give and take on both sides.  Clients rely on Graham's ability to focus on the commercial issues that matter, avoid legal point-scoring and his straight talking interpersonal skills.  If you're making a decision about your own real estate or you're thinking of investing in someone else's, why not get in touch to see what Graham can bring to your business?    

Graham has acted on many high value and complex transactions for clients.  He helped a client buy into and pre-let London's newest skyscraper (currently under construction).  He has acted on multiple development funding and sale and leaseback deals across the logistics sector.  He has bought and sold trophy assets for market-leading investors and he's helped a globally iconic brand buy into a UK premium F&B business. 

Graham's three recommendations in the Legal 500 are testament to the feedback and reliance that clients place in his ability to deliver in a way that exceeds their expectations.

Awards and recognitions

2020, 2011-2010

Commercial Property
Legal 500

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Durham

LPC, The College of Law, London



Representative experience

Acting on the holding structure and development management of London's newest skyscraper (currently under construction).

Acting for M&G Real Estate on the purchase and sale of Bankside 1, 2 and 3 on London's Southbank.

Acting for Asahi on the real estate aspects of its £250 million acquisition of the entire premium beer business of Fuller, Smith & Turner's.

Acting for The Crown Estate in connection with the entirety of its offshore wind portfolio.

Acting for NI Group Limited on the sale of Fortress Wapping as a 15 acre development opportunity.

Acting for the BBC on the sale of Television Centre.

Acting for News Corp UK and Ireland Limited on their relocation of corporate and editorial staff from Fortress Wapping.

Acting for American Express on their major property relocations and redevelopments in the UK.

Acting for Land Securities Trillium, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Barclays Bank in the UK's largest PFI Building Schools for the Future programme, with an estimated value in excess of £1bn.

Acting for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on a joint venture with Goodman International for the development of an atomic research facility in Harwell, Oxford.

Advising M&G Real Estate on the pre-let of the entirety of 1 Forbury Place, Reading (the largest transaction in Reading in 25 years).

Advising one of the M&G Real Estate european funds on the c85m EURO development funding of an office building in Madrid's CBD.

Acting for The Crown Estate on the pre-let arrangements at St James's Market.

Advising M&G Real Estate on its c£135m exit from the Big Box Industrial partnership with SEGRO.

Acting for M&G's retail fund on the purchase of Riverside House in London, HQ of OFCOM, for £120m from IVG.

Acting for several U.S. corporate, financial and media clients taking space in the London mid-town and west end markets.

Acting for M&G Real Estate on the development-funding of three logistics distribution centres.

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