Dentons instructed on King's Cross scheme

Denton Wilde Sapte has been selected from a group of 12 firms to advise Camden Council on the proposed 10 to 15-year redevelopment of King's Cross

Planning partner Margaret Casely-Hayford will lead the Dentons team.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May were invited to tender but did not take part in the process, a Camden Council spokesperson said.
Clifford Chance and Slaughters chose not to tender, while BLP ruled itself out a short way through the process because it acts for a number of developers in the Camden area, the spokes-person revealed.
The other firms invited to tender were: CMS Cameron McKenna, Forsters, Goul-dens, Lovells, Nabarro Nath-anson, Norton Rose, Osborne Clarke, Stephenson Harwood and Theodore Goddard.
Lovells is now advising Argent St George, a joint venture set up by two developers, on the development of the 50-acre site.
According to Camden Council, Dentons will be working solidly on the project for around three years. The project is intended to turn the land behind King's Cross into a residential and commercial property development which will be larger than Broadgate in Liverpool Street, London. After that, the firm's involvement will be intermittent.
Casely-Hayford said the project will require her to remain at Dentons until the legal work dries up. “People will expect me to be on the project,” she said.
The council spokesperson also confirmed that Camden Council would expect continuity in the Dentons team.