Property Solicitors


Whether you are a private client or a large corporate entity, our Property team at Christine Lee & Co can provide a first class professional service, rich legal knowledge and experience in order to help you find the properties and real estate opportunities that best suit your needs.

Our business ranges from small independent properties to multi-million pound commercial properties, shopping centres, and other commercial or residential developments. Christine Lee & Co is able to represent and advise clients on a broad range of property law enquiries. Whether it be for; business investment, development or occupation, our firm’s services, tailored to each of our client’s needs, will be available. You can be assured that Christine Lee & Co’s experienced property team will be on hand to advise you at every stage of the process.

Please feel free to contact us if you require any of the following services:

Legal services for property transactions

  • Sale and transfer of residential real estate
  • Sale and transfer of commercial real estate
  • Rental of property
  • Other legal procedures for the transfer of real estate services

Real estate intermediary services

Identifying residential and commercial real estate opportunities, including commercial landmark buildings and bidding for land redevelopment projects.

Why choose Christine Lee & Co for property services?

We are currently the first and only British Chinese law firm to be authorised, by the Chinese Ministry of Justice, to practice in China as a foreign law firm. Overseas clients can sign conveyancing documents for UK properties whilst remaining in China.

Martin Wilkes, Head of our Birmingham Office, is a 35-year real estate law veteran. He brings a team of experienced and talented solicitors who are dedicated to providing a high-quality and professional service for our clients.

Christine Lee & Co can also provide services in English, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. Each solicitor at our firm is familiar with at least two or more of these languages and can help to transcend any communication barriers our clients may have.

Martin Wilkes

Director, Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate Department at Christine Lee & Co. He is based at our Birmingham Office, and has over 35 years of experience in UK real estate investment and business law practice. He provides legal services to large real estate companies, investment companies and private individuals, specialising in real estate investment, development, acquisition, restructuring and construction, land, hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, and other types of properties.  

Martin Wilkes has a proven track record of working in a calm and efficient manner, offering constructive solutions tailored to the needs of his clients along with commanding a high reputation in the industry.

Elaine Ng

Senior Legal Counsel and Head of Real Estate at Christine Lee & Co

Elaine joined Christine Lee & Co in 2002 and is based at our Birmingham Office. She is experienced in assisting overseas investors with property purchases in the UK and has provided comprehensive legal services to many large-scale real estate development projects in addition to residential and commercial real estate transaction services. Elaine is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience that is invaluable to our team at Christine Lee & Co.