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David Williams

BDB Pitmans

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Disute Resolution


David specialises in property disputes for both residential and commercial property, including landlord and tenant disputes, breach of covenants, service charge disputes, dilapidations, boundary disputes, possession applications and lease terminations, forfeiture and commercial rent arrears recovery. His property insolvency advice includes tenant and landlord insolvency, disclaimers, surrenders and assignments
David has broad restructuring & insolvency experience of both corporate and personal insolvency procedures, advising insolvency practitioners, companies, directors, individuals, banks and invoice discounters.


Joined the Pitmans dispute resolution and restructuring & insolvency teams in 2008, having 
previously qualified into the Pitmans real estate team in 2007.

South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Next generation lawyers

David Williams - Pitmans LLP

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

The insolvency team at Pitmans LLP has 'great strength in depth across all geographical areas, and excellent levels of experience'. The lawyers handle both insolvency proceedings and restructurings in the IT, telecoms, construction, retail, hospitality, healthcare and automotive sectors, among others. In 2017, the number of contentious matters increased, especially in terms of antecedent matters, director claims, bribery, corruption, criminal proceedings, injunctions and asset tracing. In a recent highlight, the 'vastly experienced' Suzanne Brooker and David Williams represented the trustee in a six-figure bankruptcy and the bankrupt's application to annul the proceeding and set aside the judgment, as well as in a claim for the possession of their home. 'Rising star' Stacey Jones, who was promoted to partner in 2017 and has an 'incredible work ethic', acted in a multi-million-pound misfeasance claim against two directors of a company in liquidation. Further recommended are Southampton partner and 'very good strategist' Rick Munro and senior associate Sylvia Yendall, who is 'brilliant at getting to grips with technical detail'.

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South East: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Pitmans LLP acts for a number of the region's leading property developers, and also handles landlord and tenant litigation, insolvency-related disputes, and construction litigation. The practice recently represented the applicants in an application for the registration of land based upon adverse possession, which was opposed by the adjoining owners. Key figures include practice head David Williams, who regularly handles lease renewal claims, dilapidations litigation, and possession applications; Phil Smith.

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