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Tees Law

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David Miller

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Tees Law

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Commercial Property


Head of Rural, Commercial and Commercial Property Partner.

David predominantly advises in relation to rural property matters including acquisitions, disposals and tenancies of farmland.

David acts for an international renewable developer on both freehold acquisition of existing renewable projects and new renewable development. He also advises landowners on renewable developers throughout the country. 

Residential and commercial development continues to major in Davids case load advising consortiums and individual landowners on strategic options, promotion agreements and hybrid arrangements. Sites range in size from 500-25,000 units. 


Solicitor at Tees since 2008, Partner at Tees 2013- present.


Law LLB, Cardiff University (2004); LPC, Cardiff University (2005)

South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Tees Law is noted for its 'strong presence in the region and good depth within the team'. Headed by the 'effective, pro-active and user-friendly' David Miller, the practice handles a wide-ranging workload (covering acquisition and disposal of farm land and estates, tenancy advice under the Agricultural Holdings Act and Farm Business Tenancy regimes, and strategic land arrangements, among other matters) for private landowners and family-owned agricultural businesses both small and large. It also acts for a number of agricultural bodies, including the National Farmers' Union and Country Land and Business Association. In an illustration of the firm's track record handling farm sales and acquisitions, Miller acted alongside Sarah Pateman on the purchase of more than 290 acres of land in Cambridgeshire, which involved advising on overages for the benefit of DEFRA and the transfer of Basic Payment Scheme entitlements including a retention provision and re-letting of the land under a new farm business tenancy. Also recommended are Govan Bramley, who regularly advises landowners on strategic land agreements.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

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

Tees Law is praised for its 'very high level of service' and for fielding a commercial property team that 'knows and understand the client's business'. Clients include institutional investors, corporate occupiers, private individuals and developers, for which the practice provides a comprehensive service covering site acquisitions, commercial property sales and purchases, real estate financing, and landlord and tenant work. On the development front, practice head David Miller led a team acting for a consortium of developers and private landowners on the sale of land with the benefit of planning permission for a large number of residential housing units as well as schooling and commercial property. Other key figures include Govan Bramley, who has an extensive track record in housing developments, and associate Bilyana Munic, who is singled out for her 'good knowledge and understanding of the client's business'.

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