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. 

The Times Best Law Firms 2022

Commended for Commercial Property and Landlord and Tenant Law.

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 public sector. 

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. 

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

Some out testimonials include: 

‘They live and breathe their own business and that of their clients. Their knowledge in particular of the public sector, is exemplary. Their overall approach is refreshingly straightforward and open. They are a pleasure to work with.’

‘The firm only recruits experienced lawyers from leading law firms. This translates to very high quality work and service. They have excellent commercial nous ensuring the legal advice is tailored to the unique needs of each client. In terms of innovation, the firm’s business model is unique for the legal industry. I am also impressed by their diversity. They have a higher percentage of female partners than the industry average for firms of their calibre.’

'Attention to detail, good humour and willingness to go the extra mile to achieve the desired outcome.’


‘It’s their common-sense approach that I find most appealing and the ability to advise / recommend the best course of action without a monologue.’

Chambers & Partners 


Ranked in London for Real Estate. Chambers said: "The firm always makes the client feel central to the service it provides," says a source, adding: "The lawyers ask the right questions to enable them to be able to give the best advice."


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


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