Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised on estates rationalisation projects on behalf of numerous public and private sector organisations including advice on portfolio disposals, lease breaks, acquisitions of suitable premises and lease renewals.  

  • Advised on numerous dilapidations claims, saving one government department in excess of £1 million. 

DJB specialists

  • Madeleine Davitt (Senior Partner)

  • Stuart Bould (Partner)

  • Robin de Wreede (Partner) 

  • Janani Puvi (Partner) 

  • Emma Gormley (Partner) 

Legal issues that may arise

  • Estates management and reviews

  • Property and land disposals

  • Acquisition of property

  • Advising on lease breaks, termination and surrender

  • Negotiating lease renewals and rent reviews

  • Deeds of variation for leases

  • Licences for variation

  • Wayleaves

  • Advising on dilapidations claims

  • Funding mechanisms

  • Subletting of surplus spaces

Need help? Get in touch

Central and local government together own property worth £370 billion with annual running costs of over £20 billion. Property is the second highest administrative cost within government and is a key source of efficiency savings. 40% of the UK’s annual construction costs fall to the public sector.


Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279



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