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Property & Construction

Property, construction and planning law

Property and Construction

Bermans Property and Construction team advises on all aspects of commercial property, construction and planning law.

We provide our clients with a flexible, partner-led approach and deliver practical, commercial advice. We work closely with our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team to ensure that we are able to offer our clients a complete service in any property or construction matter. With experience in handling small, bespoke cases to large-scale projects, we invest the same level of commitment in all of our clients regardless of size and scale.

The Property and Construction team maintains a strong presence and profile across the North West which ensures that we are best placed to utilise a strong network of like-minded businesses and professionals to our clients’ advantage.

Bermans is proud to be accredited by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Find out more here.

Clients we work with

  • Property developers
  • Building contractors
  • Commercial and residential landlords
  • Investment property companies
  • Fund and investment managers
  • SMEs
  • Banks, financial institutions and bridging funders
  • Public bodies

Key Services


Commercial property

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial leases for landlords and tenants
  • Security implementation for funders


Drafting development documentation:
  • Building contracts
  • Collateral warranties
  • Deeds of appointment

Residential property

Key Contacts

Fergal O'Cleirigh

Fergal O’Cleirigh

Fergal heads up the Property and Construction team in the Liverpool and Manchester offices. He specialises in commercial property transactions and his clients include property developers, investors, fund managers, banks and bridging loan companies.

Claire Morris

Claire Morris is an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor. Claire joined Bermans in 2006 as a trainee solicitor and following her qualification in March 2008 joined the Commercial Property team.

Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson

Tom joined Bermans as a Partner in the Property and Construction team in March 2023 and is based in our Manchester office.

Melanie Morris

Melanie Morris

Melanie is a Partner in our Property team and deals with a wide range of property matters, including all types of property finance, commercial property acquisitions and sales, residential and commercial developments and acquisitions and redevelopment of buy-to-let properties.

Rebecca Fan

Rebecca joined Bermans in September 2016 as a Consultant in the Property team and advises a variety of clients from SMEs, private individuals and international investors.

Daniel Stephenson

Daniel joined Bermans in November 2023 and is a Solicitor in our Property team based in Liverpool. Daniel works with different types of clients such as business owners, private individuals and banks. His work is primarily focussed on commercial property and property finance.

Rachael Murphy

Rachael Murphy

Rachael joined Bermans in October 2014 and is a Paralegal in our Property team in Liverpool and is experienced in residential conveyancing and ensures her clients receive a smooth and hassle free experience when purchasing or selling a property.

Joe Drake

Joe Drake

Joe joined Bermans in July 2023 and is currently a Trainee in our Litigation team based in Liverpool.

Shona Jones

Shona Jones joined Bermans in August 2023 and is a Property Finance Paralegal in our Property department in Liverpool.