David is a member of our Real Estate team, having joined in May 2019 from a local practice.

    David brings more than 10 years’ experience as a planning and non-contentious construction solicitor.

    His work involves acting for a wide variety of clients within the public and private sector. David has the benefit of acting on all elements of a land transaction, from the planning stage through to acquisition and construction.

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    • Advising a local authority on the compulsory acquisition strategy and process for a major redevelopment and regeneration project with the restoration of a Grade I listed building at its heart involving a collaboration with a private developer.
    • Providing planning support to a major electricity supplier in the acquisition of battery storage and solar farm companies.
    • Providing advice to Gas and Electricity distributors in the use of their compulsory acquisition powers.
    • Preparing a number of complex section 106 agreements for a multi-phased residential development of more than 400 dwellings in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
    • Assisted a major UK restaurant client in successfully defending a statutory challenge by the local planning authority to a discharge of a planning condition decision by the secretary of state.
    • Drafted and prepared all consultant appointment documentation and novation agreements and assisted in the preparation of the building contract and performance bond in an extra care development for a Housing Association.  The section 106 agreement was also prepared and assistance given in the planning process for the said development.

    Education

    • College of Law, York
    • University of York, BA. Hons

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2008

    Languages

    • English

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