David Dale > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
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Work Department

Private wealth: investments and pensions.


David is head of Private Wealth, and a member of the firm’s board. He has over 20 years’ experience at major national and international firms. David has built up a specialist knowledge in all areas that would affect an individual, his or her family and their business. As wealthy individuals’ affairs become more complex, it is more and more rare to identify specialists who are familiar with both legal, taxation and investment matters. These rare qualities therefore, are ideal for leading the department and bringing the best out of each particular discipline to the clients’ benefit. David is also accustomed to dealing with significantly wealthy individuals and their families. His work often involves working with wealthy individuals, business owners, lottery winners and beneficiaries of significant estates. His team of over 80 provides a wide range of services to private clients and charities, across the country.


David worked for accountancy firm, Arthur Anderson, as Head of Private Client before commencing employment with Dickinson Dees in 1999; partner, Dickinson Dees; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


BSC, Institute of Actuaries (I and II), Dips PFS,

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s private wealth team in Newcastle acts for high-net-worth private clients, trusts, wealthy entrepreneurs and landed estates. The team stands out with the breadth of its expertise which includes complex international cross-border tax know-how. Head of wealth David Dale, private capital lawyer Will Bonas, and Simon Kirkup, who acts as trustee for a number of significant landowning families, lead the practice. While renowned expert George Lyall retired in April 2022, the team boasts respected and experienced practitioners in Deborah Jude and Helen Tavroges. Managing associate Emily Pike has relocated to Edinburgh, but the Newcastle team has gained consultant Alison Bragg from Nicholson Portnell in July 2021.