Mark Gaffney is a partner in our Real Estate Practice based in Manchester. His particular expertise covers property development and regeneration, property joint ventures, public sector funding, leasing, management and portfolio transactions. Mark has acted for a number of public and private sector clients on major regeneration projects in England.

Mark is rated in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK as a leading real estate lawyer in the north west of England. He is also listed in the most recent publication of the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

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  • Acting for the landlord on the letting of over 200,000 sq ft of office space in Liverpool to a government department which is the largest single office letting ever to take place in Liverpool.
  • Acting for a local authority on the acquisition, funding and development of a city centre gateway site.
  • Acting for a local authority on the acquisition and lease back to the developer of two strategic city centre office development sites.
  • Advising a developer on various acquisitions (including agreements with the local authority) in connection with the assembly of an 80 acre site in the north west of England for a major regeneration project.


  • University of Liverpool, LL.B., Honors, 1990
  • University of Law, Law Society Finals, 1991


  • England and Wales, 1993
  • “We very much value Mark Gaffney’s input, ability to work to agreed timescales and also his keeping within agreed budgets – not something we have particularly experienced elsewhere.” The Legal 500 2024
  • “Mark Gaffney’s ability to understand issues from a commercial perspective and frame the legal documentation around that (rather than the other way round) is both refreshing and uncommon. Documentation is always produced within agreed timescales and rarely needs input from ourselves.” The Legal 500 2024
  • “Mark Gaffney is a brilliant real estate lawyer.” Chambers and Partners 2024
  • “Mark is our go-to adviser for commercial real estate matters. He is considered to be a trusted and close member of our team.” Chambers and Partners 2024
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