The UK property sector is in a state of flux, with an 11-year “bull run” seemingly about to end amid the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, increased taxation, and more demanding clients. Practitioners are responding with new ways of working; the Law Society Gazette looks at DLA Piper’s new PropTech practice, which advises clients working “at the intersection of the real estate and technology sectors”. William Naunton, UK head of real estate at the law firm, says: “There is an increasing interest in PropTech from within our client base”, adding that the practice brings together “a repository of knowledge” and the go-to lawyers for clients seeking legal advice in the area.

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