David Earl > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Wedlake Bell LLP Offices
71 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET
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Consultant specialising in property development and its funding and financing. Typically this involves site acquisition and assembly; negotiating planning and other statutory agreements; financing site acquisition and subsequent development, whether by debt, joint venture or forward funding; and negotiating agreements for lease or forward sale agreements and (if applicable) the refinancing or sale of the completed and let development. Examples of David’s recent projects include: Acting for an overseas investment fund on the acquisition of the asset several years ago and the management since, the disposal of a shopping centre for ~£170m. Acting for an investment fund on the pre-letting of a large office building in the Thames Valley at an annual rent of ~£4m and the subsequent disposal of the estate upon which it was situated at a price of ~£130m. Acting for traditional contractor/developer on a number of pre-lets on retail parks along the South Coast generating an aggregate annual rental of ~£2m.
David joined Wedlake Bell as a trainee solicitor in 1984. He qualified in 1986 and became a partner in 1992.
Dulwich College; University College of Wales (LLB). Degree in law from Aberystwyth University
Golf, cricket, wine; East India Club; Tandridge Golf Club.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Senior executives
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Employers