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

Greenwoods GRM

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Corporate & Commercial and Notary Public




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 and of drafting and advising on business contracts.

David 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.

He has a particular interest in IT and online business advising frequently on ecommerce and data protection – he is a member of our GDPR advisory team.

David graduated from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in law. He joined the firm in 2001 having previously been Head of the Commercial Department in the East of England region of Eversheds.

He served for six years as a non-executive director of a major construction group; this has developed his ability to see things from the client’s point of view and enhanced his business-like approach.

David is also a Notary Public and able to assist with your requirements for the services of a Notary, including obtaining the Apostille on documents where necessary. Find out more at: www.notarypublicpeterborough.co.uk


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

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Greenwoods GRM in Peterborough has longstanding relationships with a number of well-known national charities, among them St John Ambulance. The firm’s client roster also includes schools and other not for profits, as well as traditional charities. Its work covers incorporation, corporate and property transactions, employment law, regulatory matters and advice on GDPR. Head of corporate David Woods takes the lead with property senior associate Ann-Marie Clow central to the firm’s work in the not-for-profit sector.

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

Greenwoods GRM has a growing number of clients in the technology sector, to which it provides support in corporate and contentious matters. Corporate partner David Woods, who splits his time between Cambridge and Peterborough, has a long track record of transactions in this sector. The disputes team, notably senior associate Jamie McConnell in Peterborough, handles a growing volume of technology-related disputes.

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

Greenwoods GRM in Peterborough handles IP matters, notably disputes, for its clients in the media sector. It acts mainly for large magazine and online publishers, though it has a growing client base in the technology sector. Senior associate Jamie McConnell handles contentious matters, including design and trading name infringement claims. Head of corporate David Woods deals with IP commercialisation. ‘They are quick, responsive and thorough in all their dealings and they offer straightforward, honest advice,‘ remarks a client.

East Anglia > Public sector > Public sector

Greenwoods GRM, through its offices in Peterborough and Cambridge, has a four-partner, multi-disciplinary team that acts for 19 Cambridge colleges, numerous large independent schools and many Multi-Academy Trusts. It assists its education clients with safeguarding, corporate transactions, governance issues, HR, immigration law, property development, contracts and GDPR. Corporate partner David Woods leads the practice, with support from managing partner and employment specialist Robert Dillarstone. Partners Kelly Peck and Joanna Scally handled property and employment matters respectively for universities, independent schools and HE providers.

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

(Hall of Fame)

David WoodsGreenwoods Solicitors LLP

At Greenwoods GRM, practice head David Woods is based mainly in Peterborough but works across both of the firm’s Cambridgeshire offices. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the region and brings to bear the firm’s extensive expertise in the technology, business services and manufacturing sectors. Partner Alastair Gunn and associate Claire Banks, who are also based in Peterborough, also handle a significant flow of work through the Cambridge office. Gunn has notable expertise in share, trade and asset disposals, MBOs, MBIs and acquisitions.

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

(Hall of Fame)

David WoodsGreenwoods Solicitors LLP

Greenwoods GRM is a prominent regional firm with its headquarters in Peterborough, where the core of its corporate and commercial practice is based. It acts for businesses of all size from start-ups to listed companies, among which are local, regional, national and international enterprises. The team works in close co-operation with other key practices such as property, employment, pensions and regulatory, and with the firms’ other offices in Cambridge and London. Practice head David Woods, key partner Alastair Gunn and associate Claire Banks are the names to note.

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

(Hall of Fame)

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