In brief: Firms pull off largest UK pre-let deal

Three law firms have completed what is believed to be the largest UK single office letting before construction. The pre-let transaction involved the acquisition and financing of Milton and Shire Houses in the City's Silk Street, and the pre-let of the majority of the forthcoming development to Linklaters & Paines for its new international headquarters. Ashurst Morris Crisp acted for Linklaters, Berwin Leighton acted for the developers and Norton Rose acted for the buyers.