Chief Executive: Peter Allinson
Managing Director: Madeleine Davitt
Non-Executive Directors: Geoffrey Lander
Number of UK partners: 33
Number of other UK fee earners: 9
Asset Managers: Sophie Davies
Banks: Madeleine Davitt
Central Government: Madeleine Davitt
Defence: Madeleine Davitt
Education: Sue McCormick
Energy: Peter Allinson
FM Companies: Madeleine Davitt
Health: Madeleine Davitt
Housing: Sue McCormick
Institutions: Madeleine Davitt
Institutional Investors: Peter Allinson
Local Authorities: Sue McCormick
Manufacturing: Peter Allinson
Pension Funds: Peter Allinson
Property Developers: Sophie Davies
Property Investors: Madeleine Davitt
Retail/Leisure: Emma Tonkin
Urban Regeneration: Sue McCormick
Corporate Support: Peter Allinson
Support for Law Firms: Peter Allinson
Davitt Jones Bould (‘DJB’) is a national law firm that specialises entirely in real estate. DJB’s award-winning legal team has over 40 senior lawyers with an average Post Qualification Experience (PQE) exceeding 20 years. They joined the firm from other top-ranked City firms and in-house departments. DJB’s expertise covers all manner of real estate law including commercial property, planning, property litigation, construction, procurement and environmental law. They advise on all of the issues facing investors, corporate occupiers, landlords and developers including acquisitions and disposals, lease work, estates management, large development and regeneration projects and more.
DJB’s portfolio includes:
■ An impressive client base including The Royal Parks, the Cabinet Office, Fujifilm, TV celebrity chef Rick Stein’s restaurant portfolio, Defra, numerous investment companies and local authorities
■ Acting on famous landmarks including 10 Downing Street, St James Park, the House of Lords, Whitehall, Sandringham Estate, Hyde Park and Horseguards Parade
■ Major projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Games, the London Cycle Superhighway, HS2, the first Sukuk Bond to be entered into by a Western Government, several large estates rationalisation projects, town centre regenerations and more
DJB was established in 1999 by a team of senior government property lawyers and quickly became a market leader to Central Government departments, a reputation it still has today. The firm also advises a substantial number of local authorities in England as well as many large private sector organisations. DJB provides real estate support to large City and international law firms including preparing of certificates of title, due diligence and giving specialist advice.
Real Estate: 100%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
All of DJB’s substantial resources go towards finding solutions to the legal and commercial needs of the real estate market. The firm offers the full spectrum of legal services, including:
Commercial Property: The team deals with all types of commercial property work including large property estates management, development work, joint ventures, investments and occupier acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant matters.
Regeneration & Planning Work: The team advises on all aspects of the town and country planning system, town and city regeneration and development projects, compulsory purchases, highways, public enquiries, judicial review and building regulations.
Property Litigation: The team secures results for clients in litigious matters including lease breaks, dilapidations claims, site clearance and vacant possession issues, rent review disputes, debt recovery, judicial reviews and professional negligence cases.
Construction: The team can assist with a range of bespoke construction contracts, third party rights and collateral warranties, as well as other areas of construction law.
Procurement: The team can advise on all procurement law issues relating to regeneration projects, acquisition or property and services and negotiations between the public and private sectors.
Agricultural & Forestry: The team have expertise in farm business tenancies, agricultural holdings, management agreements, advice relating to the Countryside Acts and Forestry Commission Acts and all other agricultural matters.
Public Law: The team will advise on judicial review, human rights, European law, legal position of the Crown, Crichel Down Rules, the interrelationship of law and policy and intra/ultra vires issues.
Real Estate Support To Other Firms: The firm assists other law firms with advice on highly complex and specialist matters, investigations of title, certificates on title, warranties, clause drafting and more.
Environmental Law: The team will be able to advise on a range of environmental law issues including liability to contaminated land, flood defence schemes, sites of special scientific interest, national parks and nature reserve issues, management agreements, public access agreements and European environmental law.