Pinsent Masons appoints Development & Regeneration Specialist, Graham Lust

14 Nov 2011 | 10:45 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed leading development lawyer, Graham Lust, as a consultant in its real estate team. Graham was previously a real estate partner at Nabarro and has subsequently held a number of consultancy roles and non-executive directorships.

Recognised as one of the market’s leading development lawyers, Graham has advised on high profile transactions for a range of public and private property companies, financial institutions and public sector organisations.

His track record in the regeneration arena includes advising on projects such as Quintain’s acquisition of the Millennium Dome and their 8 million square feet (mixed use) redevelopment adjoining the National Stadium at Wembley. Graham advised the Arts Council in connection with the refinancing and refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall and has undertaken development work for other clients such as Land Securities, Heron, Axa and Avon Inc.

Adrian Barlow, head of Pinsent Masons’ Property Group, comments: “As large-scale development projects become increasingly complex in terms of financing and delivery, clients need access to detailed strategic advice.  Graham’s expertise in financing and development, allied with commercial awareness, make him a valuable asset to our team.”

In addition to offering comprehensive development expertise, Graham is also an expert in sustainability issues and advised the London Climate Change Agency in setting up the Better Building Partnership.

Graham’s appointment represents the sixth senior lateral hire made by Pinsent Masons’ real estate team over the past year which included David Taylor's move from DLA Piper.  These appointments represent the practice’s growing focus on the London market, where it is currently engaged on some of the largest development projects including Earl’s Court and Stratford City.

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons helps secure planning consent for new landmark Holocaust Memorial

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as applicant in securing planning permission for a new national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre to be located in central London.

Pinsent Masons launches online tool to spot future home-working related litigation for financial services firms

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has launched a new working-from home audit tool to help financial services organisations understand the hidden litigation and regulatory risks associated with staff increasingly working from home on a more permanent basis.

Pinsent Masons advises Seraphine Group PLC on its £150m main market IPO

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons is advising Seraphine Group plc, an international digitally-led maternity and nursing wear, on its IPO and premium listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons unveils FY21 year end results

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced its FY21 year end results, reporting against last year’s metrics as the firm advances its strategy to become a purpose-led, professional services business with law at the core.

Pinsent Masons hires Sydney-based property and infrastructure partner

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has recruited property and infrastructure partner Deanne Ogilvie in its Sydney office.

Pinsent Masons to cut absolute global carbon emissions by at least 50%

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has unveiled targets to cut absolute carbon emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2030, as it continues to reduce its environmental impact and support clients in tackling the climate crisis.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts