Deals summary

Forsters (Martin Halling) advised GE Capital in association with Opus Land on the purchase of Powerhouse Distribution Centre, Walsall, from Brightside for £5.525m. Harbottle & Lewis (James John) advised the vendor.

Lawrence Graham (Roger Benson, Anne-Louise Taft) advised Topland Group Holdings on the acquisition of 78 Marks & Spencer stores in a cash deal worth £348m. Dundas & Wilson (Douglas Hunter) advised M&S on eight Scottish stores. M&S advised by Denton Wilde Sapte (Gill Briant) and Steedman Ramage.

Rowe & Maw (James Black) advised Lattice Group Pensions Scheme on its £20m sale of a portfolio of 10 properties to Retail Value Limited Partnership. Taylor Joynson Garrett and Shepherd & Wedderburn advised the limited partnership.

Linklaters & Alliance (Anne Byrne) advised Development Securities on a major pre-let to Visa at its 159.593sq m mixed-use redevelopment scheme, Paddington Central. Denton Wilde Sapte (Nichola West) advised the scheme's funders Norwich Union and the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Speechly Bircham (Charles Palmer) advised Visa.