David has over 25 years’ worth of experience, with particular focus on large scale housing/residential schemes working for the public sector.  He leads major regeneration projects providing strategic and project specific advice. 

As a result of regularly acting for the public sector on all types of acquisitions, disposals, lettings and development deals, David is well versed on the interplay between real estate regeneration, procurement and subsidy control frequently working alongside colleagues in multi-disciplinary, cross office teams.

David is often sought out by clients having developed his market leading reputation for advising the public sector.  He has, year after year, been recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a leading individual.

Jurisdiction: England and Wales

Recent experience

  • Birmingham City Council – currently advising on the fully regulated procurement (through competitive dialogue) of a joint venture development partner for the regeneration of the council’s Ladywood Estate, the largest estate regeneration project to be promoted by the council in the last decade – which followed an optioneering appraisal exercise for the most appropriate transaction structure and procurement route.
  • Brent London Borough Council – in relation to its regeneration of the South Kilburn Estate including running numerous phased, regulatory compliant procurements for development partners (whether through restricted, competitive dialogue, competitive procedure with negotiation processes or via a compliant framework) most recently for the regeneration of Gloucester & Durham, Peel Precinct, Chippenham Gardens, Bronte & Fielding, Building 11B, Neville & Winterleys – advising on, and subsequently running, alternative procurement processes is a regular feature of David’s work.
  • Crawley Borough Council – advising on the redevelopment of their current town hall site (in conjunction with a neighbouring developer landowner via an “exclusive rights” analysis) for the creation of a new civic office, commercial office space, affordable housing and private for sale housing as well as a district energy network.
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest – advising the council on the fully regulated procurement of a development partner to deliver c1,500 new homes on the current Town Hall Campus site, together with the delivery of a new civic building.
  • Brent London Borough Council – in relation to its ongoing, fully regulated procurement (through a competitive procedure with negotiation) of a hybrid developer/contractor for the delivery of the Wembley Housing Zone.