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Marianne Toghill

Marianne Toghill

Head of UK Real Estate Construction

Head of UK Real Estate Construction
Marianne Toghill

Marianne Toghill specialises in construction law with particular experience in relation to urban regeneration, major real estate development, over station development and corporate occupier headquarters work. Marianne's expertise includes the drafting and negotiating building contracts, consultants appointments and development management agreements.

Marianne has worked on a number of projects including large high profile commercial office schemes, retail parks, hotels, residential developments, private hospitals and data centres acting for property developers, funders and occupiers.

Marianne is also regular speaker at client seminars and contributor to industry publications.

  • Battersea Power Station Development Company on all construction aspects of the 39 acre Battersea Power Station site, including the redevelopment of the listed power station building into a mixed-use office led scheme pre-let to Apple , with construction costs on the first three phases alone over £3 billion
  • Native Land on the development of a nine building new mixed use quarter at Bankside, London, which includes the re-development of Ludgate House and Sampson House
  • Helical plc on its major office and residential developments in London, including Creechurch Place, Old Street, Bunhill Row, Barts Square, and Farringdon
  • A major Asian housebuilder on its first London residential project
  • Nuveen on the construction of skyscraper 70 St Mary Axe aka the Can of Ham by Mace
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Career and qualifications

  • St Hugh's College, Oxford (BA, Geography) 1990
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1993
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1995
  • Director in the Construction Group 2006

Professional bodies

  • Member of TeCSA

Awards and citations

  • Real estate development specialist Marianne Toghill has a prominent non-contentious practice that regularly sees her advising on major urban regeneration and new communities projects. One client enthuses: "She's incredibly intelligent, great at negotiations and manages to combine commercial sense with the legal issues."
    Chambers & Partners UK 2017
  • Marianne Toghill has a strong non-contentious practice in the urban regeneration and real estate sectors. One client remarks: "She has a calm, sensible and methodological approach in dealing with contract law and people on the other side."
    Chambers & Partners UK 2016
  • Marianne Toghill is praised by sources for her knowledge. She acts on non-contentious issues and has significant experience in handling development management agreements and building contracts
    Chambers & Partners UK 2015