David, a partner in the Property department, became a lawyer because he was enjoying university so much he decided to stay on an extra year and attend law school. When not watching his son (and sometimes his daughter!), play football or his beloved Queens Park Rangers, he dreams about the time he spent hitchhiking across Canada.

Expertise

Since qualifying in 1997, he has worked in both London’s West End and The City, and is therefore fully integrated into the culture of both the commercial property and corporate legal world, whilst maintaining good contacts within the property industry. His experience in this area is supported by in-depth knowledge, good judgment and legal skills. David has worked on some of London’s landmark residential property transactions in recent years.

David qualified at Jeffrey Green Russell. He later joined SJ Berwin where he spent five years, before deciding to leave a large, city environment to join a smaller, entrepreneurial firm, Brecher.  Taking the plunge, together with three other colleagues, they then founded JD Law, a dynamic, commercial property-heavy firm which they operated successfully for six years before fate stepped in again, to introduce them to the partners of Joelson Wilson, whose expertise lay primarily within the corporate world.   They decided together, they would be stronger, and they merged their respective practices to form Joelson.

Key transactions include

  • Acting on purchase of landmark high value residential properties in Central London for redevelopment and sale.
  • Acting on the purchase of a number of large office buildings for conversion and sale of residential units and dealing with the acquisition of new build development sites subject to planning and overage. Recently acting on the purchase and relocation of a Church for residential developer.
  • Purchase and management of regional shopping centres and portfolio purchases.