Abigail Kay > Davitt Jones Bould > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Davitt Jones Bould
M3 3EB

Work Department

Real Estate 



Abigail has extensive experience of advising retailers on their estates management issues.  Many of you will recognise the brands she has worked with including Hotel Chocolat, Five Guys, B&Q, Zara,  Smiggle, Regatta, Dixons Carphone Warehouse and Ecco. 


Clyde & Co (Dubai, Manchester)




SRA ID: 295810

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Local government

Davitt Jones Bould has experience advising local authorities on major disputes, as well as transactional and commercial matters, such as new town centres and regeneration projects. Senior partner and firm co-founder Madeleine Davitt focuses on high-profile land and development projects, while practice co-head Malcolm Iley is an expert in public and government law. Robin de Wreede deals with property and planning, Sean Bulman is known for his transactional and commercial advice to local authorities, and John Qualtrough focuses on major regeneration projects. 2020 saw a number of new partners joining the team. In August last year the firm added  Lee McBride from Gowling WLG , before going on to recruit Abigail Kay from Clyde & Co LLP ; Yohanna Weber from Fieldfisher, and Kirsten Dunlop from Winckworth Sherwood LLP.

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester

The ‘highly experienced team’ at Davitt Jones Bould stands out with its work for central government clients, such as Highways England, while also advising other law firms, and assisting corporate clients and local authorities. Founding partner Madeleine Davitt – ‘ the doyenne of lawyers in terms of client care‘ – leads the practice in multiple offices across the country while prominent consultant Tony Fitzmaurice is regularly involved in high-profile matters. The team has been strengthened with new addition Abigail Kay from Clyde & Co LLP in December 2020; she is a specialist in retail estates management work.