Matthew Swainston


The Law Society


Westminster Property Association 

Matthew Swainston

Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate

Matthew is head of Forsters market leading Commercial Real Estate team. He leads one of the largest specialist property groups in London. The department has an excellent reputation acting for institutional investors, property companies, funders, developers, landed estates, charities, and landowners involved in all types of commercial property.  

Matthew has extensive experience in general commercial real estate and development work, JVs and landlord and tenant transactions. He specialises in leading on complex and multi-dimensional projects that are driven by asset enhancement or portfolio growth. His ability to apply a wide variety of skills, co-ordinate multi-disciplinary teams and drive transactions is central to the service he provides to clients. His practical and commercial approach means that he is able to understand a transaction or deal from the clients' perspective. 

He acts for investors, property companies, financial institutions, government bodies, banks, and occupational tenants. His client base is varied and he often acts for domestic and overseas investors and entrepreneurs on acquisitions, disposals and JV matters.  

He is a member of Revo and the Westminster Property Association; additionally he is recognised in both The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and has been identified by SuperLawyers in their 2014 edition.

"They are strong, with a good depth of juniors. The service offered is professional and diligent."
Chambers UK, 2017