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Hewitsons

EXCHANGE HOUSE, 482 MIDSUMMER BOULEVARD, CENTRAL MILTON KEYNES, MK9 2EA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01908 247010
Fax:
Fax 01908 247020
DX:
31437 MILTON KEYNES
Web:
www.hewitsons.com
Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes, Northampton

David Wells

Tel:
Work 01908 247030
Email:
Web:
www.hewitsons.com/people/david-wells
Hewitsons

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Partner in the Real Estate Team advising on a full range of non-contentious commercial real estate matters including sales and acquisitions, leasehold work and development work.

Career

David trained with Eversheds in the City of London from 1999 to 2012 where he joint Tollers LLP. David joint Hewitsons as a Partner in Real Estate in 2016.

Education

David attained a BA (Joint Honours) from The University of Nottingham in Law and Politics and an MA from The University of Warwick in Politics and Political Philosophy.


East Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in the East Midlands

The ‘excellent’ team at Hewitsons ‘provides timely and pragmatic advice’ and handles a varied workload that ranges from commercial and residential development to real estate asset and portfolio management. The group is particularly experienced in the public sector and boot and shoe manufacturing industry, with motor dealerships and the healthcare sectors being additional areas of strength. The department also provides corporate support, assists with funding matters, and is adept at advising clients from the charities and mines and minerals sectors. Key figures include practice head David Wells and Patricia Kempson, who split their time between Northampton and Milton Keynes, as well as Northampton-based practitioners Marc Carter and Claire Howard-Amos. The team recently assisted the owners of Northlands Veterinary Hospital with the sale of a multi-site veterinary practice, involving the transfer of eight freehold properties and lease transfers. Stepnell Group, Cheaney Shoes and Medigold Health Consultancy are clients.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The 'professional and helpful' team at Hewitsons is praised for its 'quick and efficient responses, pragmatic advice' and for its willingness to 'keep clients regularly appraised of progress'. The practice acts for a range of clients, including SMEs, property funds, institutional investors and private trusts on a variety of real estate transactions, including property financing. It also has a strong reputation for public sector regeneration work, covering town centre regeneration and brownfield site development work. Recent highlights include advising Bedford College on the transfer of all the assets (including a portfolio of 12 properties) from Tresham College to the client following Tresham College's dissolution; acting for Homes England on the sale of a brownfield site in central Milton Keynes' business district; and handled the transfer of a portfolio of seven investment properties from a partnership to a new company, as well as the refinancing of the portfolio by Svenska Handelsbanken. Clients single out practice head David Wells, for his 'technical knowledge of property law'. Also recommended are Yvette Morgan, who regularly acts for developers and public sector entities on housing and mixed-use developments, and Tim Richards, whose track record covers contentious and non-contentious construction and procurement issues.

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