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David McDonnell

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Davidson McDonnell Solicitors

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Commercial Property



Specialising in;

- Commercial Property
- Construction
- Property Finance
- Residential Property. 

David holds practicing certificates in both England & Wales and Northern Ireland and specialises in all aspects of Commercial Property Law, acting for banks, insolvency practitioners, property owners, developers, investors, Government departments and private individuals.

His practice encompasses acquisitions and disposals, lettings, developments and joint venture arrangements, construction, property management and secured lending transactions.


2001-2003, Trainee Solicitor Cobbetts, Manchester
2003-2010, Associate Solicitor Real Estate, Tughans, Belfast 
2010-2013, Partner Real Estate, Tughans, Belfast 
2013-2015, Partner Real Estate, Arthur Cox, Belfast
2015-Present, Director, Davidson McDonnell, Belfast


Past Treasurer of Northern Ireland Commercial Property Lawyers Association
Law Society of England & Wales, qualified 2003
Law Society of Northern Ireland, qualified 2003


2000, LLB Queen's University, Belfast 
2001, LPC, College of Law, Chester

Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Davidson McDonnell Solicitors > Belfast advises investor clients on M&A deals and joint ventures in Northern Ireland and across the UK, and is noted for its expertise in matters involving real estate and technology. In a standout deal, the group assisted Northern Ireland-based investment and development firm Wirefox with its acquisition of the CastleCourt shopping centre in Belfast, valued at £123m. In another key matter, the firm represented Alyson Hogg, CEO of beauty products company Vita Liberata, in the sale of her shareholding in the company to US pharmaceutical firm Crown Laboratories. Crescent Capital is another key client. Consultant Vicky Dummigan leads the team, which includes founding partners and property experts Ross Davidson and David McDonnell.

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Northern Ireland: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Davidson McDonnell Solicitors is well known for its expertise in commercial real estate matters and has been handling office, hotel, student accommodation and retail transactions. Highlights in 2017 included acting for HMRC on leasing 100,000 sq ft of land for the development of its regional hub in Belfast and advising Ireland-based residential developer Lacuna Developments on the £4m acquisition of a site in Belfast for the purposes of a new student accommodation development. Other clients include Wirefox and Poundstretcher. Ross Davidson and David McDonnell  jointly head the team.

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