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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: 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

    ‘Diligent and commercial.’

    Legal 500 2019

    Part of a ‘focused, efficient and professional’ commercial property team.

    Legal 500 2017

    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