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Matthew Priday is a Co-Chair of the GT London Real Estate Practice. Matthew focuses his practice on commercial real estate and has wide-ranging experience in investments sales and purchases, lettings and development projects. Matthew advises property industry clients across the real estate, retail and financial institutions sectors.


  • Development
  • Investment
  • Indirect acquisitions and disposals
  • Construction law



  • Advised Goodman in relation to the development and onward sale of the £1bn GDV Eastside Locks mixed use scheme in Birmingham.
  • Advised Paloma Capital in connection with Project Partridge being the sale of a £240m portfolio of industrial estates to Partners Group.
  • Advised Columbus in connection with the £220m Partridge Portfolio sale of 42 industrial estates.
  • Advised Goodman in connection with the £180m purchase of the Staples Corner Business Park in North London.
  • Advised Schroders together with JV partner in connection with the £1bn redevelopment of 55 Bishopsgate.
  • Advised the sale by Aviva Investors of the 20 acre Houghton Regis Logistics Development for £90m to Lidl.
  • Advised Paloma Capital in relation to the acquisition of a 42 industrial property portfolio for c £90m
  • Advised Meininger Hotels in relation to their UK property portfolio.
  • Advised Oxtec in relation to the £140m sale of Oxford Technology Park and their appointment under a DFA to build out the remainder of the development.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Real Estate Law, 2023-2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom
    • Real Estate: Development, 2024
    • Real Estate: Investment, 2024
    •  Real Estate – Commercial Property and Property Finance, 2017-2020, 2022-2023
  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Highly Commended, Real Estate Team of the Year, Legal Business, 2014


  • Nottingham Law School, 1995
  • Nottingham Trent University, 1993
  • England and Wales