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Davitt Jones Bould
LEVEL 24, THE SHARD
32 LONDON BRIDGE STREET
LONDON
SE1 9SG
England

Work Department

Commercial property.

Position

Madeleine is a Senior Partner at Davitt Jones Bould and a specialist in commercial property law.  She acts as client liaison and main point of contact for a large number of the firm’s clients, spanning central government, local authority bodies, property investors and other private clients.

Notable clients include the Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, The Royal Parks and the Cabinet Office. Madeleine has also managed substantial projects undertaken by the firm including the large-scale estates rationalisation exercise undertaken on behalf of Commission for Social Care Inspection (now Care Quality Commission).

Career

Year admitted: 1987

Founding member of DJB.  Previously worked for Osborne Clarke and Government Property Lawyers. 

Memberships

SRA number:  137956

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Real estate > Commercial property: Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire

(Hall of Fame)

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The ‘fantastic and highly flexible‘ real estate specialists at Davitt Jones Bould focus on large projects nationwide, with particular expertise in public sector work. The firm’s experience includes complex lease negotiations, development projects and regeneration work for councils across the country. Madeleine Davitt leads the practice and is known for the management of large central government commercial property projects. Notable in the Taunton team are commercial property experts Tim Sylvester-Jones, Maeve Bonner, Stuart Bould, Sean Bulman and Michael Wear.

South West > Public sector > Local government

Specialising in real estate-related work, Davitt Jones Bould advises local authorities, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and local government bodies on regeneration and development projects. Madeleine Davitt leads a team that includes commercial property and planning specialist Robin de Wreede; property expert Sean Bulman; and John Qualtrough, who focuses on assisting local authorities with planning matters.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

Real estate specialist Davitt Jones Bould acts on the full spectrum of litigation in the area, including matters relating to the leisure sector, public bodies and individuals. Practice head Madeleine Davitt can call on the expertise of Maeve Bonner, who has experience in judicial reviews and lease arguments, and Jan Puvi, who represents public and private sector clients. Also notable is Jonathan Warner-Reed, who joined from Lupton Fawcett in 2019 and brings experience in the leisure sector.

South West > Real estate > Planning

Advising public and private sector clients, Davitt Jones Bould acts in a range of development and regeneration matters. Madeleine Davitt leads the practice and her team includes Robin de Wreede, who specialises in planning and commercial property issues. Also notable is consultant Teresa Kamppari Baker, who joined from an in-house position at John Lewis and brings experience in commercial, property, construction and planning law.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Real estate specialist firm Davitt Jones Bould has ‘a vast depth of talent in the area’, and is particularly acclaimed for its work in the corporate occupier and investment arenas where it prides itself on representing high-profile names at prominent locations. Senior partner and founder Madeleine Davitt is famed for her ‘excellent client care and oversight’; she holds distinguished expertise in large central government commercial property projects, having notably acted on the hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games on behalf of the Royal Parks. In addition to the public sector, the group also excels in the retail, professional services, charities, banking and leisure sectors, among others.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: investment

Real estate specialist firm Davitt Jones Bould has ‘a vast depth of talent in the area’, and is particularly acclaimed for its work in the corporate occupier and investment arenas where it prides itself on representing high-profile names at prominent locations. Senior partner and founder Madeleine Davitt is famed for her ‘excellent client care and oversight’; she holds distinguished expertise in large central government commercial property projects, having notably acted on the hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games on behalf of the Royal Parks. In addition to the public sector, the group also excels in the retail, professional services, charities, banking and leisure sectors, among others.

London > Real estate > Property litigation

Davitt Jones Bould acts for an extensive roster of landowner clients, public sector bodies and commercial tenants. The scope of its work covers contentious lease renewals and tenancy agreements, dilapidation claims, service charge disputes and matters pertaining to planning permissions, among others. Senior partner Madeleine Davitt leads the team, which includes Jonathan Warner-Reed. He joined the firm from Lupton Fawcett in September 2019 and specialises in adverse possession and rights of light work.

London > Public sector > Local government

Davitt Jones Bould is known for its ‘strong attention to detail‘ on real estate matters, acting for central and local government authorities on property investments, including acquisitions, developments, and regenerations. The experienced team has particular expertise in mid to large-size development projects, such as a £1bn project in Slough and a £500m project for Woking Borough Council. Madeleine Davitt leads the practice; she works with former Nabarro real estate head Geoffrey Lander, who acts as non-executive chairman. Lead client director Sue McCormick is another key contact, while Philippa Hipwell also comes highly recommended. Other key team members include John Qualtrough and Kevin Fry. In 2019, the team made a number of hires, including consultant Teresa Kamppari Baker, who joined from John Lewis and Partners, where she had been serving as interim head of real estate and planning.

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester

Davitt Jones Bould is a ‘specialised property firm with a great depth of experience.’ The team, which is headed up by founding partner Madeleine Davitt, acts on a broad range of estates management matters as well as work for government departments, demonstrating the extent of her high-profile practice. Tony Fitzmaurice has a track record of work on many significant projects, with decades of experience in the field.