David is a Partner in the firm’s real estate team.
David advises on a full range of non-contentious commercial real estate matters including sales and acquisitions, leasehold work (including complex pre-let agreement) acting for landlords and tenants, development work, overage and option agreements and bank funding secured against real estate. David worked in the City of London for national and international law firm for 13 years before gaining further experience at an established regional firm. David has acted for a range of clients, including Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, institutional property funds and a multi-national transport and logistics company. Equally David has acted for SMEs, usually on the negotiation of occupational leases. Of note, David was extensively involved with the asset management of the Berkeley Square Estate of high end offices, retail and leisure premises and with the asset management of the Bluewater Shopping Centre.
David attained a BA (Joint Honours) from The University of Nottingham in Law and Politics and an MA from The University of Warwick in Politics and Political Philosophy. David then obtained a distinction in Legal Practice at The Oxford Institute of Legal Practice and a Post Graduate Diploma in Real Estate Law from The College of Law & Eversheds LLP. David trained with Eversheds in the City of London from 1999 to 2001and qualified as a solicitor there in 2001becoming an Associate and then a Senior Associate. David joined Tollers LLP in 2012 where he was Partner and Head of Real Estate. David joined Hewitsons as a Partner in the Real Estate team in 2016.
"I should like to thank you personally for the attention to detail which you gave to this transaction. I must say that when you said that you would be on holiday for a fortnight or so between exchange of contracts and completion, I did think we might possibly encounter a few problems. That was not to be the case, which confirms that you had tied up any possible loose ends before handing it over to David Wells. This sale has gone well...Thank you."