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David Wells

David Wells

Overview

David is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Team.

Experience

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.

Background

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.

Number of Years Experience

19 years

Date of Qualification

17th September, 2001

Latest testimonials

"David advised us on various property matters when I was Commercial Director at Ardent Hire Solutions. His straightforward approach, attention to detail and sound commercial knowledge gave us confidence to engage David on all property matters."
Director at Capel Machinery Sales


"During my time as Head of Legal of a leading multinational logistics provider, David was my "go to" lawyer for all commercial real estate needs. He's from that rare breed of strong technical lawyers with great commercial pragmatism ."
Conveyancing Services Director at Connells Group


"I have worked with David on a number of matters. The great thing about working with David is that you feel in safe hands. He keeps you up to date on the transaction and progress's the matter to a successful conclusion".

Director at Smart Business Recovery