Ben Kilshaw

Ben is a Partner in the Real Estate Team and heads up the non-contentious Construction Team.

Ben specialises in both real estate transactions and non-contentious construction transactions. Ben has nearly twenty years’ experience advising clients in the construction, development, hotel and leisure sectors.

He drafts and negotiates appointments and building contracts for developers as well as acting for lenders, occupiers and purchasers in construction matters.

Ben negotiates leases for restaurant operators and office occupiers and acts for developers and investors in the acquisition and development of sites.

Ben prides himself on his approachable manner and his clear and commercial advice.


  • Acted on the Leon Restaurants roll out acquiring 25 new units.
  • Acted for the developer on the pre-letting to HMRC, forward funding to Legal and General and the construction contract for the 270,000 square foot office refurbishment of India Buildings Liverpool.
  • Drafted and negotiated the building contracts and appointments for several new build hotels in London acting for hotel operators such as Park Plaza and citizenM.


Trained Charsley Harrison; qualified 1999; Wedlake Saint 1999-2001; Hamlins LLP 2002 to date, partner 2008.


College of Law York (1997 LPC), Aberystwyth University (1996 LLB).

Ben is recognised in the Legal 500 2017 as part of a ‘focused, efficient and professional’ commercial property team.

Ben was recommended in the Legal 500 2015 for his real estate expertise.