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    Ben is a Partner in the Real Estate Team and heads up the non-contentious Construction Team. 

    He also heads our hospitality and leisure team, acting for well-known restaurant chains, hotels, bars, golf complexes and football clubs. He has particular expertise managing the hospitality team on the roll-out of restaurant and bar brands across the UK.

    Ben specialises in both real estate transactions and non-contentious construction transactions. Ben has nearly twenty years’ experience advising clients in the construction, development, hotel and leisure sectors.


    He drafts and negotiates appointments and building contracts for developers as well as acting for lenders, occupiers and purchasers in construction matters.

    Ben negotiates leases for restaurant operators and office occupiers and acts for developers and investors in the acquisition and development of sites.

    Ben prides himself on his approachable manner and his clear and commercial advice.

    Ben is recognised by Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for hospitality and leisure.


    ‘Ben Kilshaw is very personable and relationship focused with in-depth knowledge of our past transactions which he brings to each new piece of work and uses this to our clear advantage whenever we work together allowing us to very effectively complete transactions in good time. As a business we feel extremally confident in his capable hands.’

    Legal 500 2024

    ‘Ben Kilshaw is excellent to work with and has the ability to explain complex matters simply.’

    Legal 500 2024

    ‘We have worked with Ben Kilshaw who has always given excellent advice and feedback regarding our complex property queries.’

    Legal 500 2024

    ‘Ben Kilshaw: commercially minded and quick to respond / turn around matters quickly.’

    Legal 500 2023

    ‘Ben Kilshaw strikes an excellent balance between progressing things proactively and taking instructions on salient points.’

    Legal 500 2022

    Work Highlights

      • Acted on the Leon Restaurants roll out acquiring 25 new units.
      • Acted for the developer on the pre-letting to HMRC, forward funding to Legal and General and the construction contract for the 270,000 square foot office refurbishment of India Buildings Liverpool.
      • Drafted and negotiated the building contracts and appointments for several new build hotels in London acting for hotel operators such as Park Plaza and citizenM.


    Meet the team