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Davitt Jones Bould

2ND FLOOR, 3 HARDMAN SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M3 3EB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 669 4800
Web:
www.djblaw.co.uk
Birmingham, London, Manchester, Taunton

Philippa Hipwell

Tel:
Work 0161 399 0186
Email:
Web:
www.djblaw.co.uk/philippa-hipwell
Davitt Jones Bould

Work Department

Commercial Property

Position

Partner

Philippa is an experienced solicitor in DJB’s commercial property team. She started her career at Nabarro and has since developed an excellent reputation for advising on large scale development projects and associated landlord and tenant work, acquisitions, disposals and the management of large property portfolios.

Philippa’s clients have included major players in public housing and healthcare, including NHS Property Services Limited, property investors and management companies, residential developers and high street retailers including Home Bargains, Peacocks and Bon Marche.

£72m office investment on behalf of a local authority client, involving the negotiation of the contract and leading a team on the due diligence of multiple leases.  

Project managing 7 development schemes for new primary care resource centres. Philippa led a multidisciplinary team, managing the project to ensure continuous healthcare service delivery during all phases of the development and handling issues including the relocation of GP practices, short term letting arrangements and listed building issues.

£75m acquisition of a retail park on behalf of a local authority client with multiple leases and the ongoing construction of further units. 

Career

Year admitted:  1993

Previous firms:  Nabarro;  Hill Dickinson

Member

SRA number:  161498


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Davitt Jones Bould is 'an extremely client-focused, solutions-driven' boutique firm, which handles investment transactions, letting and notional estate management work, and is particularly noted for its prestigious central government and public sector client base. An example of the team's nationwide mandates includes Madeleine Davitt and Robin de Wreede advising a national corporate occupier on the negotiation of over 300 leases for offices and other properties. In the investment space, Philippa Hipwell is assisting Woking Borough Council with its £72m acquisition of Dukes Court from a special purpose vehicle, and also acted for an investor in relation to the £75m acquisition of a large retail park. The team provides estate and portfolio management advice to Plato Estates, The Royal Parks and Highways England. Tom Castle and Emma Gormley are also recommended.

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Manchester

Within: Commercial property: Manchester

Specialist real estate firm Davitt Jones Bould¬†delivers an ‚Äėexcellent service‚Äô. The team acts for Highways England on land acquisitions of relating to plots near roads and properties for CPOs. It also advised West Yorkshire Legal Framework on the sale of a former office and farm for Kirklees Council and is instructed by DEFRA on a range of matters, which included the ¬£13m disposal of a large lab complex to Capita. Senior partner Madeleine Davitt, who splits her time across the firm‚Äôs Manchester, Taunton and London offices, ‚Äėdeals with any client issues efficiently and effectively‚Äô. Emma Gormley¬†and Philippa Hipwell¬†operate across the firm‚Äôs Manchester and London offices, and Anita Gargye¬†is also recommended.

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South West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

‚ÄėExcellent niche property and planning firm‚Äô Davitt Jones Bould¬†acts for over 50 local authorities in the UK on high-value investment, acquisition and regeneration projects. Malcom Iley¬†heads the team. Robin de Wreede¬†led on advising Woking Borough Council on the urban regeneration of sheerwater, this includes a compulsory purchase order and the matter is worth over ¬£500m. Sophie Philippon-Thomas¬†led on advising Poole Borough Council in relation to several academy transfers, completing leases and commercial transfer agreements. Sean Bulman¬†, Philippa Hipwell¬†, Madeleine Davitt¬†and Maeve Bonner¬†are also recommended. The firm was appointed to the West Yorkshire Legal Framework to provide property services to councils in the region such as Leeds City Council and Kirklees Council.

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