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Davitt Jones Bould

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London: Public sector

Local government
Local government - ranked: tier 4

Davitt Jones Bould

Davitt Jones Bould has a partner-led offering which is said to have 'excellent lawyers who are receptive to the needs of a local authority in challenging times' and is also 'efficient and discreet.' Malcolm Iley is the experienced head of the practice who has a focus on property and regeneration projects. Robin de Wreede is a planning and property specialist who is highlighted for his 'depth of knowledge and diligence in pursuing matters' and John Qualtrough has years of experience advising local authorities on planning issues. It is advising on a number of large-scale regeneration projects including Woking Borough Council on the £500m urban regeneration of Sheerwater.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: corporate occupiers - ranked: tier 3

Davitt Jones Bould

Commercial property: investment - ranked: tier 4

Davitt Jones Bould

Davitt Jones Bould is 'an extremely client-focused, solutions-driven' boutique firm, which handles investment transactions, letting and notional estate management work, and is particularly noted for its prestigious central government and public sector client base. An example of the team's nationwide mandates includes Madeleine Davitt and Robin de Wreede advising a national corporate occupier on the negotiation of over 300 leases for offices and other properties. In the investment space, Philippa Hipwell is assisting Woking Borough Council with its £72m acquisition of Dukes Court from a special purpose vehicle, and also acted for an investor in relation to the £75m acquisition of a large retail park. The team provides estate and portfolio management advice to Plato Estates, The Royal Parks and Highways England. Tom Castle and Emma Gormley are also recommended.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Davitt Jones Bould

Real estate boutique Davitt Jones Bould has ‘an excellent reputation as one of the country’s best small-scale property solicitors’. The firm is ‘excellent in its knowledge of the public sector and its requirements’ and regularly acts for the Government and local authorities. Clients include the Cabinet Office, the Attorney General’s Office and numerous local councils such as Slough, Bristol, Leeds and Hertfordshire. The team is acting for the Royal Parks on matters such as licenses, removal of unauthorised occupants, personal injury liability and recovery of damages. Investors and developers are also common clients with notable examples being Squarestone Growth, Slough Asset Management and Thamesway Developments. Practice head Madeleine Davitt is a ‘superb tactician with boundless energy’ and other key names include Ted Dancey, Maeve Bonner and John Smith. Janani Puvi has joined the firm from Dewar Hogan.

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