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DJB Top Tier Ranking in Chambers for both Real Estate and Planning

Following on from our top rankings in the recently published Legal 500 directory, the firm is proud to have received further top tier rankings in the new Chambers and Partners directory for both Real Estate and Planning legal services. As both these directories are substantially compiled on client feedback and professional reputation, we are delighted to retain our position as a leading firm in our service areas. Extracts from Chambers:

Real Estate

This Taunton-based firm is well known for its handling of property matters for key public sector entities, including government departments, local authorities and NHS bodies. The firm has recently acted for Plymouth City Council in relation to the transfer of assets to the council from the South West of England Regional Development Agency. Other key clients include The Royal Parks, Natural England and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory. Clients find the lawyers to be "professional, yet always approachable and personable. We have always received timely, in-depth advice." Another satisfied client praises their personal service: "They seem genuinely interested in what we are doing and helping to sort out our problems - it makes them our favourite firm to deal with."

Key Individuals: Madeleine Davitt heads the real estate department at the firm. She is a key point of contact for major clients and has a wealth of experience in commercial and residential real estate matters. Stuart Bould has recently been involved in the firm's work for HMRC, advising on a range of property matters including lease renewals and break notices.


This niche firm is widely regarded as a "very good, successful outfit" and it continues to receive numerous high-level instructions from clients such as The Royal Parks and Defence Science & Technology Laboratory. Lawyers frequently work on matters with a national scope and enjoy a stellar reputation as "reliable, dependable and thorough. "The team was recently instructed by Somerset City Council to advise upon a major highways project.

Key Individuals: Diane Alison is characterised by market commentators as "quietly shrewd with a fabulous legal brain, especially on complex planning obligations." The "dynamic and impressive" Reena Rollason was recently engaged by LLW Repository to offer advice on planning agreements concerning the development of waste disposal facilities.

For full rankings, please visit the Chambers and Partners website.

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