David Woods > Greenwoods GRM > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile

Greenwoods GRM
MONKSTONE HOUSE
CITY ROAD
PETERBOROUGH
PE1 1JE
England

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial

Position

Partner and Head of corporate and commercial

Career

David is praised by clients for his commercial approach, speed of delivery and use of plain English.

He is a solicitor with some 30 years’ experience of doing deals as well as drafting and advising on business contracts.

David heads the firm’s corporate and commercial department and leads the education sector team. In recent months he has headed up teams that have completed trade sales and acquisitions, management buyouts and group restructurings. Clients have included US corporations, UK companies and owner managers. He specialises in drafting and advising on the contracts on which businesses do their business.

He brings a wealth of experience to this work and is praised by clients for his ability to see the bigger picture – how it fits into their business strategy and operations as a whole – when reviewing a draft contract. 

David is also a notary public and able to assist with the services of a notary, including obtaining the apostille on documents where necessary.

Education

David graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in law.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Corporate partner David Woods leads the IT and telecoms practice group at Greenwoods GRM in Cambridge, which grew its client base of technology companies and software houses in 2018 and continued to advise its many corporate clients on issues such as data privacy and software as a service (SaaS) delivery. Woods frequently provides advice on digital and online matters, as well as traditional software development and licensing arrangements. Litigation associate Jamie McConnell also handles a growing caseload of technology-related disputes.

East Anglia > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

The intellectual property practice at Greenwoods GRM is led by corporate partner David Woods and is best known for its in-depth knowledge of the media sector. It frequently advises magazine and online publishers on IP matters. The firm also has growing expertise in the technology sector. Litigation associate Jamie McConnell has a strong track record in contentious matters, which recently included successfully protecting the infringement of the trading name of ta large online sports supplement store, and defending a multimillion-pound design right infringement claim.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

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Lead partner David Woods at Greenwoods GRM oversees the firm’s corporate team in Cambridge, though he works predominantly from Peterborough. He calls upon the firm’s expertise in the technology, business services and manufacturing sectors to advise SME clients across the region, as well as entrepreneurs and larger corporates around Cambridge.

East Anglia > Public sector > Education

Greenwoods GRM has a long track record of advising high-profile clients in the education sector, among which are FE colleges, academies, large independent schools and 15 Cambridge colleges. The firm’s academies schools team frequently advises on setting up multi-academy trusts. Head of corporate  David Woods leads the practice with support from managing partner Robert Dillarstone. Employment partner Joanna Scally and property partner Kelly Peck also play key roles.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Peterborough

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Greenwoods GRM acts for a diverse range of businesses from start-ups to listed companies and has two vastly experienced partners in David Woods, who works from both Peterborough and Cambridge, and Alastair Gunn, who ‘works 24/7 to get the deal done‘. ‘Whenever I have used the team, it is as if they are carrying the works for themselves; they care and take the role of a professional to the next level‘, remarks a client. Associate Victoria Robinson is also recommended for commercial agreements and corporate restructuring.

East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in East Anglia

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East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Norwich

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East Anglia > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Ipswich

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