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Property Week Property Awards 2024

Finalists for Legal/Professional Team of the Year - Commercial Property 2024

Property Week Property Awards 2023

Highly Commended for Legal/Professional Team of the Year - Commercial Property 2023

The Lawyer Awards 2023

Commended for Boutique Firm of the year

The Times Best Law Firms 2022

Commended for Commercial Property and Landlord and Tenant Law.

Property Week Property Awards 2022

Finalist for Legal Team Award 2022

Property Week Property Awards 2021

Finalist for Legal Team Award 2021

Estates Gazette Awards 2021

Finalist for Legal Team Award 2021. 

Legal Business Awards 2021

Finalist for Real Estate Team of the Year 2021. 

Highly Commended for Boutique Law Firm of the Year 2021. 

Legal Business Awards 2020

Shortlisted for Real Estate Team of the Year 2020.

Lawyer Awards 2019

Finalist for National Firm of the Year 2019.

British Legal Awards 2018

Winners of Boutique Firm of the Year 2018. 

Estates Gazette Awards 2018

Finalist for Legal Team of the Year 2018.

Estates Gazette Awards 2017

Finalist for Real Estate Legal Team of the Year 2017.

The American Lawyers Global Legal Awards 2016

Honouree for Finance Deal of the Year: Islamic Finance 2016.

Lawyer Awards 2013

Winners of National Boutique Firm of the Year 2013.

Runners-up for Real Estate Team of the Year 2013. 


Legal 500 

Consistently ranked as a top firm for Commercial Property & have been ranked in planning, property litigation and central government. 

This includes being ranked alongside the Magic Circle firms in Tier 2 for Corporate Occupiers in London and high rankings in the region including for Development and Investment work. 

20 of our lawyers are recommended and our Senior Partner Madeleine Davitt has been awarded Hall of Fame status. 

Some of our testimonials include: 

‘You can be confident that DJB will pick up and run with whatever is given to them. They have always provided good service and communications have always been fast and effective.’

‘A very responsive firm that fields knowledgeable and approachable team members. Highly skilled and very professional advice. Issues are dealt with speedily and in a very straightforward manner.’

‘They genuinely make the time to get to know clients and make sure they understand their respective business strategy.’

‘DJB is very much focused on building strong relationship with clients and keeping them fully informed of how matters are progressing. It specialises in and understands how local government works and consistently performs to a very high standard, handling work efficiently and always meeting client timescales. I would have no hesitation in recommending DJB as a legal practice or its planning team.

Chambers & Partners 

Ranked in London and Manchester for Real Estate.  Client's told Chambers that: 

"They have strong networks across the industry and a sound understanding of their client's commercial position."

"The service and responsiveness is consistently high, and they are always going above and beyond our expectations."


Investors in People

Our staff are our greatest asset and we are proud to be recognised as an Investor in People.  We are independently assessed on an annual basis to ensure we maintain our standards.


Recognised as the gold star legal quality mark, DJB has full Lexcel accreditation assuring the very best practice in client care, file and data management and complaints handling. 

ISO 9001, 14001 & 22301

The firm has Quality, Environmental and Business Continuity Management Systems which are accredited to the International Standards of 9001, 14001, 223001 respectively.  All of our systems are audited annually to ensure compliance.

ISO 27001 

The firm has an Information Security Management System which has been audited by a UKAS accredited certification body (British Assessment Bureau).  This system is audited internally and externally to ensure best practice and compliance. 

Cyber Essentials

The firm has passed and maintained the accreditation for Cyber Essentials


DJB has been selected to be on a large number of public sector frameworks, a few of which are available to all public sector organisations.  Find out more here.

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