David Watson > Geldards LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property


David leads the Nottingham property team and has extensive experience in a broad range of property transactional work. He acts for numerous regional commercial and residential property developers in relation to site assembly, development and disposal, and has been involved in a number of regionally important development projects.

David manages the team’s lease renewal group, a multi-disciplinary team which provides a dedicated and highly cost-effective service, and which has generated significant cost savings for clients in recent years. Those clients include Boots UK Limited and associated companies (which have a portfolio of 3,000 plus properties) and the Eurocell group of companies.

David also advises a number of local and regional investors in relation to portfolio acquisitions and disposals, and other portfolio management transactions.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

Jenny Chatten and David Watson co-head Geldards LLP‘s banking group, which is experienced in acting for UK lending banks and advising individuals and corporates on re-financing, equity release and MBO’s. The firm has a strong emphasis on public sector financing and counts Derby City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, among its roster of clients. As a key figure of the German desk, Chatten frequently supports German clients and law firms, while real estate finance lawyer, Watson focuses on lending transactions in the development, retail and healthcare sectors.

East Midlands > Real estate > Commercial property: Nottingham and Derby

(Leading individuals)

David WatsonGeldards LLP

Geldards LLP is experienced in acting for clients in both the private and public sector in commercial property matters. Key areas of work undertaken pertain to commercial and residential developments, the retail and educations sector as well as the industrial and logistics sectors – an area of particular expertise of ‘exceptionalHeather Dixon. The Nottingham property team is headed by ‘commercially minded’ and ‘pragmaticDavid Watson while the Derby team is led by Graham Banks, who is experienced in operational property matters and property investments, among others. The unit also fields a specialist team which provides property legal services to fibre optic, gas and electricity companies – the “networks” team, headed by Jamie Gordon. Tiffany Cloynes has a specialisation in the public sector advising on a variety of regeneration and infrastructure projects.