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 advises Simpson Malt Limited on £90m refinancing deal

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Simpson Malt Limited on a £90m asset based lending (ABL) facility with PNC Business Credit.

Pinsent Masons wins 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' and 'Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year' at the Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards

Pinsent Masons was named 'Construction Law Firm of the Year' and 'Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year' at the Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards, which was held virtually on 27 November 2020.

Pinsent Masons advises Bodymed AG on the sale to Nestlé Health Science

The multinational law firm Pinsent Masons advises the holding company of the founder Dr Hardy Walle on the sale of all shares of Bodymed AG to Nestlé Health Science.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons rolls out the Mindful Business Charter in the Middle East to promote mental health and wellbeing

Pinsent Masons has rolled out its Mindful Business Charter across its business in the Middle East. It adopts and promotes a culture of openness about mental wellbeing and encourages working arrangements that will reduce the unnecessary causes of stress and pressure in the workplace thereby ensuring higher team performances.

Launch Climate Change Mitigation Sustainability platform

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed energy partner Paul Rice to lead its newly created Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainability group as it seeks to embed a coordinated, firmwide approach to the climate crisis.

Pinsent Masons advises public-private partnership to develop £1.2bn Manydown garden community

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hampshire County Council on a public-private partnership which will see the development of at least 3,500 homes in Manydown garden community in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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