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David Laurence

David Laurence


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"David Laurence is quickly able to grasp a client's requirement with legal application. He has a skill to be able to allow a client to simply understand complex legal matters."
(The Legal 500, 2020)

David Laurence is a City trained real estate solicitor and his practice covers all aspects of property law. He has a proven track record of delivering high value and complicated transactions for both public and private sector clients.

Before joining Freeths, David spent five years working in the Restructuring division of a major UK bank. Here, he advised on the acquisition, asset management and disposal of a £1.2 billion property portfolio covering all major asset classes.

Legal Services

Real Estate

Recent Work

  • Advising a major regional developer on the acquisition, development and phased disposal of a 55 acre development site (including negotiation of development management agreements with profit sharing provisions).
  • Prepared a development constraints report and negotiated a development management agreement for a 220 acre site.
  • Advised a London Borough on the acquisition of a parcel distribution hub for £18 million.
  • Negotiated the purchase of a 9 acre site for a strategically important roadside service area (subject to the grant of a satisfactory planning permission).
  • Advised international restaurant chain COYA on its pre-letting of premises at a new landmark City of London development (Angel Court).
  • Advised a London Borough on its purchase and leaseback of a College of Further and Higher Education, including preparation of a development constraints report to facilitate future residential re-development.
  • Prepared certificates of title in connection with the refinancing of a care home portfolio.



To contact David or for more information…

Call: 0345 128 6982
Mobile: 0779 080 9738
Or email: Send an email



“David Laurence is quickly able to grasp a client’s requirement with legal application. He has a skill to be able to allow a client to simply understand complex legal matters.”

(The Legall 500, 2020)

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