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Davitt Jones Bould

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London: Public sector

Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 4

Davitt Jones Bould

Real estate boutique Davitt Jones Bouldprovides an excellent level of service’ coupled with ‘exceptional client care, pragmatism and an approachable manner’. The ‘highly knowledgeable’ team focuses on commercial property issues, portfolio work, regeneration projects, property investments, litigation, planning and school academy transfers for a local authority client roster including Woking Borough Council and Chelmsford City Council. Tom Castle and the ‘excellentSean Bulman recently advised the latter on its involvement in the sale of Britvic’s property assets, including local landmark, the Britvic Clock Tower, to Aberdeen Asset Management. The group counts over 60 local authorities as clients with London Borough of Bromley Council, Surrey County Council, the Borough of Poole and South Gloucestershire Council notable examples; the team also recently gained Slough Borough Council as a client. Madeleine Davitt heads the group, which includes John Smith, the ‘extremely helpfulRobin de Wreede, Sophie Philippon-Thomas and Malcolm Iley as key practitioners.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 6

Davitt Jones Bould

Davitt Jones Bould is probably best known for its public sector expertise, with the team noted as being ‘receptive to the needs of a local authority in challenging times’. Taunton-based head of practice Madeleine Davitt continued to advise Royal Parks on the construction of the new London Cycle Superhighway through St James’s Park, Hyde Park and Green Park. Davitt was also active in the investment sub-sector, where she advised Plato Estates on the £1m acquisition of a Formula 1 Garage in Milton Keynes. In the London office, Sean Bulman handled a number of investments in the retail sector, and together with ‘good communicatorTom Castle and Taunton-based Robin de Wreede, continued to assist a local authority with a major regeneration project.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 5

Davitt Jones Bould

Real estate boutique Davitt Jones Bould has ‘an excellent technical property skill base to draw on’, which includes team head Madeleine Davitt, Ted Dancey, Maeve Bonner and John Smith. Recent highlights include acting for Westmorland in the removal of a group of travellers from one of its motorway service stations, and handling the removal of travellers and the disposal of sites for Highways England. The team is noted for its expertise advising public sector clients; the Cabinet Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Royal Parks, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Environment Agency are notable examples.

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