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Birkett Long LLP

FAVIELL HOUSE, 1 COVAL WELLS, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1WZ, ENGLAND
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Work 01245 453800
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3394 CHELMSFORD
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Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester
Birkett Long LLP, David Rayner, Chelmsford, ENGLAND

David Rayner

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Work 01245 453826
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Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Commercial property
Environment & Energy
Construction

Position

PARTNER & HEAD OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY TEAM

Career

David was articled with, and then spent 7 further years in, the London office of Boodle Hatfield, in the West End. His main client was the commercial arm of the Duke of Westminster's Grosvenor Estate, but he also acted for Marina Developments and many others. He then re-located to Boodles' Southampton office for a year, before moving to Blake Lapthorn in early 1991. David had been at Blake Lapthorn for 19 years becoming a senior Solicitor and then Partner and eventually leading the Southampton office Real Estate team with an annual turnover in excess of £2million and being part of the Real Estate Executive Board . His clients ranged from commercial developers, such as Camargue Property Developments Ltd, to investors like Hampshire County Council Pension Fund, and landlords and tenants - such as Hobbycraft Group and Premier Marinas - and secured lenders - all the major banks.

David joined Birkett Long LLP on 1 November 2010. He works across all aspects of commercial property, but has particular expertise in commercial development, investment work, landlord and tenant and secured lending. He also has a specialism in environmental matters and has recently been advising clients on Carbon Reduction Commitment as well as contamination and other ' green' issues. In addition to the commercial development and lending sectors he is also active in the retail and leisure sectors and has historically carried out some charity and some insolvency-related property work.

Education

David's family home is Cambridge, where he was educated at the Grammar School (later Netherhall Comprehensive ) and took his law degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge.

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