DAVID WATSON



David is an accomplished business lawyer who specialises in real estate transactional and advisory work for local, regional and national clients.

David joined Geldards in 2007, and now heads the commercial property team in the firm’s Nottingham office. He manages the team’s innovative lease renewal group, which provides a dedicated and highly cost effective service for retail sector clients, and which has generated significant cost savings for those clients in recent years.

He also leads Geldards' property finance team in the Midlands, and acts for a number of prominent regional and local developers in relation to site assembly, acquisitions and disposals. He undertakes real estate investment transactions and general landlord and tenant work for both investors and occupiers.

David has practiced in the East Midlands throughout his career, and lives with his wife Julie in rural South Derbyshire. Their son Matthew is a business consultant and lives and works in London. David is a keen (but not especially proficient!) golfer, a former hockey player and an avid football and cricket watcher (and a long-time member of MCC).


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"He is very considered and pragmatic," "He tries to find solutions, not problems"
Chambers & Partners Directory 2020 

"A dedicated team with a total focus on the client's requirements. I've never had cause to suspect any hint of a let-up in the push to improve results. Easy and rapid access to specialists"
Legal 500, 2020

 

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    Sustainable Drainage (SuDs) on new Developments in Wales Online Webinar
    Join us on Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 11:00am for a webinar in which our property and planning specialists will discuss recent legal updates to the SuDs legislation in Wales, and will reflect on some of their experiences in navigating and applying the legislation to developments in Wales (including their work on a SuDs adoption agreement).
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    Rent Payment Day – or is it?
    24 June is traditionally another quarterly payment day for the majority of retailers and commercial tenants. But with many retailers, pubs, restaurants and other operators either still being unable to trade or only trading with significantly reduced or limited trade, will they be in a position to pay?
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    Geldards Chairman Appointed Interim Chair At D2N2
    Geldards Chairman David Williams has been appointed Interim Chair of D2N2 LEP with immediate effect.The change in role follows the appointment of current Chair Elizabeth Fagan as the interim Marketing Strategy Director for the newly formed NHS Track and Trace.
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