David is an experienced property lawyer who led the Nottingham property team for many years and has extensive experience in a broad range of property transactional work. He has now handed over the reins, but remains a Consultant in the firm.

David managed the team’s lease renewal group, a multi-disciplinary team providing a dedicated and highly cost-effective service, and which has generated significant cost savings for clients in recent years. Clients include Boots UK Limited and associated companies (which have a portfolio of 3,000 plus properties) and the Eurocell group of companies.  He acted for numerous regional commercial and residential property developers in relation to site assembly, development and disposal, and has been involved in a number of regionally important development projects.

David also advised a number of local and regional investors in relation to portfolio acquisitions and disposals, and other portfolio management transactions.

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What clients say

"He identifies the issues and quickly comes up with solutions. He's a thoroughly consummate professional."

Chambers & Partners 2023

"David is very considered and very thoughtful. He has a good grasp of the law but is also commercial."

Chambers & Partners UK 2022

"David has acted for me on various property and development projects over 15 years. He has always proved inciteful and has a practical and commercial approach to solving problems."

Mark Bielby, Development Director of Cedar House Investments Limited

"David Watson is a very easy-to-work-with person. He is commercially minded at all times but pragmatic too."

Legal 500 2023

"Dedicated… with a total focus on the client’s requirements."

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"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."

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