Damien is an experienced real estate lawyer who has been with Acuity for over a decade following qualification with the firm.

Damien has a strong track record in advising housing and healthcare companies on their property development opportunities. As well as strong technical legal skills, Damien brings a wealth of commercial experience.

  • Annuity funded structures in property development
  • Acquisition and development of commercial property
  • Property secured finance
  • Commercial projects and contracts, including long-term contracts between the private and public sectors
  • All aspects of leasehold property managemen
  • Advising the Mears Group on two separate bond issues totalling in excess of £150 million to fund the acquisition and refurbishment of properties designated for the provision of accommodation for the homeless
  • Advising Community Homes of Intensive Care Limited on the property elements of its disposal to iCON Infrastructure in a deal worth over £150 million
  • Advising Rightacres on the development, funding and disposal of an office block at the Central Square development to Credit Suisse in a transaction worth in excess of £50 million
  • Advising LifeCare Residences Limited on existing and future luxury retirement villages in London and the South East
  • Leading on the property acquisition programme for Portman Healthcare Limited in connection with its growing NHS business


  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners.

  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.

Words from our clients

  • “Damien Cann is responsive and goes out of his way to make sure the level of service is as expected and whether there is anything else needed.”

  • “Damien Cann is extremely helpful, he is responsive and efficient and always willing to provide excellent advice, guidance and service.”

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