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Legal 500 2012 - DJB now Ranked in London Tables

This year's edition of the leading Legal Directory the Legal 500 has just been published and we are proud to announce the firm has retained its top tier ranking for Commercial Property in the South West. We are also delighted to say that alongside maintaining our position as a leading firm in the area for Planning and Local Government legal services, the opening of our new London Office means the firm is now also ranked in London for our Real Estate: Planning work. This is on the back of a fantastic year for our planning team which has included the successful completion of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, and the appointment to advise on the planning obligations in relation to the Low Level Waste Repository in Cumbria.

Extracts from the Legal 500:

South West: Real Estate

Commercial Property

Davitt Jones Bould's boutique real estate offering is heavily oriented towards the public sector, and its 'technical knowledge, advice, depth of background research, and speed of delivery are superb'. It acted for the Cabinet Office on the first registrations of a number of major government sites in central London.Madeleine Davitt leads the team, and Tim Howe gives 'perceptive advice'.


Davitt Jones Bould 'ranks with the top London firms on expertise and delivery', and acted for The Royal Parks on the new Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Diane Alison has 'a total grasp of policy, linked with great understanding of the complex detail of emerging law'.

South West: Public Sector

Local Government

Davitt Jones Bould acts on a range of commercial property and planning matters for local authority and central government clients, recently advising on procurement for a South West town regeneration project. The vastly experienced Madeleine Davitt leads the team.

London: Real Estate


Davitt Jones Bould's planning team provides an 'excellent', 'very professional' service. It has a strong presence in the public sector, and won six local authorities as new clients in 2011, including Guildford Borough Council. Diane Alison is recommended.

For full rankings, please visit the Legal 500 website.

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