Partner in Real Estate
Commercial Property Solicitor
David initially worked as a commercial property lawyer with firms in Liverpool and Manchester before moving in-house at Ocean Group plc, now part of DHL. There he dealt with a very wide variety of work including employment, litigation, both commercial and PI, environmental law, international trade and shipping and commercial property.
He left after three years to join Canter Levin and Berg in Liverpool where he became a partner and head of its newly formed commercial department. He headed a team dealing with a wide variety of property, employment and litigation work. It was at CLB that David first began acting for Housing Associations and acted as principal legal adviser to Liverpool Housing Action trust in Housing management matters from 1994 until 2005 when the HAT was wound up.
David joined Weightmans solicitors in March 2005 and became a partner shortly afterwards. Whilst there he was a senior member of the commercial property team in Liverpool, whose turnover quadrupled in the 3 years after he arrived.
David has conducted a wide variety of real estate transactions for a variety of clients, drawn from the public sector, the private sector and the social housing sector. Clients included the London boroughs of Enfield and Newham; Cheshire West and Chester Council, Liverpool, HAT; Bellway Homes, Galliford Try, Halton Housing Trust, Knowsley Housing Trust, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Golden Gates Housing Trust, Stafford and Rural Homes, as well as a number of property development companies.
David was also appointed Head of Residential Conveyancing at Weightmans for a time and oversaw the firm’s successful application to the Law Society’s CQS scheme.
Most recently he has been a consultant at Clarke Willmott LLP as part of its development team.