Iain Macfarlane

[email protected]
London office
  • Real Estate
  • Energy & Environment
M: +44 (0) 7872 677 020
T: +44 (0) 20 7139 8220
Download vCard

Iain handles Real Estate matters and has broad experience of all aspects of commercial property with a particular emphasis on real estate investment transactions, landlord and tenant matters and property-related insolvency and recovery matters. He acts for investors, asset managers, corporate occupiers, insolvency practitioners, lenders and government bodies. Some other specific areas of interest include sustainability issues in the property sector, renewable energy projects, healthcare property, retail property and property issues for charities. He is a member of our Energy & Environment team. Before joining Temple Bright in 2017, Iain was a partner at Simmons & Simmons in the City, having trained and qualified at that firm and assisted with the establishment of its Bristol office. He has been recommended in The Legal 500 for Real Estate.


Relevant experience at Temple Bright includes:

  • Acting for investors on the acquisition from administrators of a part-built, 999-bed, purpose-built student accommodation development in Liverpool, the subsequent refinancing, and a disposal to an institutional investor.
  • Acting on the purchase and financing of a former industrial site in south west London and advising on a proposed extra-care development.
  • Acting for the developer on the negotiation of documentation with the landowner in relation to a proposed landmark energy recovery facility in Dorset.
  • Acting for a solar developer on the negotiation of various option agreements and leases for renewable energy projects.
  • Advising a group of residential leaseholders, including securing the handover of building management to an RTM company and obtaining a winding-up order against the freeholder.
  • Acting for numerous occupiers in relation to their corporate real estate requirements, lease negotiations and ongoing landlord and tenant matters.
  • Advising numerous landowners in relation to the negotiation and termination of agreements with communications operators and the application of the Electronic Communications Code.
  • Advising a registered charity (The Black Prince Trust) in relation to a proposed mixed-use development.