David Philips > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


David Philips specialises in the purchase of development sites. He advises clients on residential and mixed-use development schemes guiding them along the way to avoid  falling foul of any pitfalls during each transaction.

David is a solicitor in the firm’s Real Estate department.

He advises on all types of commercial property transactions, including the purchasing, structuring and financing of sites, lettings, and sales. His main area of expertise is the purchase of development sites, advising on the development process and then disposal of the finished product.

Clients include public limited development companies and investment companies.

He has acted for a wide variety of clients including Galliard Homes, Ballymore Properties and Heron PLC.

One of his roles is to oversee large-scale sites going down to the plot sales team. He works hard to ensure that title documents, sales contracts and leases are thoroughly drafted and easy to follow, while always giving clients the space to achieve their ambitions.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

Howard Kennedy LLP‘s real estate practice is known for ‘delivering a responsive and commercially focused service’. Adam Walford leads the team on corporate occupier related matters, with expertise in the retail and restaurant sectors. On the development side, Kate Woodgate co-heads the team alongside Graham Kaye, providing a rounded offering which covers both residential and commercial developments, and mixed-use schemes. David Philips  is ‘an exceptional lawyer‘ when it comes to large, complex development mandates, while Astrid Stanley has ‘excellent industry knowledge‘ on transactions and advising investors, landlords, and occupiers advice on commercial aqcuisitions for lease.